Celebrity square meals Richard Bacon's fish pie
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Salt and white pepper

Put the onion, cloves, bay leaf, cream, cod, smoked fish and three-quarters of the milk in a pan and simmer for eight minutes. Remove the fish and strain the liquid into a jug. Take off the skin and bones and flake the fish into the bottom of a large dish. Hard-boil, peel and slice the eggs and put them on top of the fish. Melt half the butter in a pan, add the flour and heat for 1 minute. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the cooking liquor. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring. Take the pan off the heat again, stir in the parsley and add nutmeg, salt and pepper. Pour over the fish and chill in the fridge for an hour or so. Make mashed potato, using the egg yolk and remaining butter. Season. Beat in some milk until it's soft. Pre-heat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6. Spread the potato over the fish and bake for 35-40 minutes. E