Guest Post: French Meat Pie

Today I am happy to feature the first-ever guest post written and photographed by the huz! I’ll let him take it away!:

With Megan out eating $1 hamburgers, I decided to get in the kitchen and whip something up.  I didn’t know what, but after thinking for a minute, a meat pie came into view.  I haven’t ever made a meat pie before, but I’ve eaten my fair share — particularly at my Grandma’s house.  It turns out that it’s relatively straightforward to make, and delicious.

The recipe is from here.

I began by boiling some water in the microwave and mixing in a cup’s worth of instant mashed potatoes.  While that was happening, I was near-caramelizing a sliced onion until it got nice and sweet.

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Once the onions were ready, I tossed those into a big bowl along with the mashed potatoes, and turned my attention to the meat. 1 pound of ground chuck, and 1 pound of ground pork.  That’s a lot of meat!  I browned the 2 lbs in the same pan as the onions, and when those were done, drained off the grease and then into the pool with the potatoes and onions.

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To season, I started with salt and pepper, a teaspoon of allspice, and then a teaspoon of poultry seasoning.  I think the two teaspoons the recipe calls for might’ve been a bit much, and the poultry seasoning gave it a nice depth of flavor.

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Once the big vat of meaty filling was ready, it was ready to work my pie crust.  Using two premade shells, I filled the first one up *to the brim* (and then some) with the mixture, and then inverted the other shell, removed the crimpled edges, and placed that on top.  Pop it in the oven for about 35-40 minutes and then you’ve got yourself a meat pie.

This thing was so dense and filling that it fed me that night, Meg and I for the following lunch, and then again the next dinner (check behind the BLTs in the previous post to see the meat pie!).

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Thanks huz!

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2 thoughts on “Guest Post: French Meat Pie

  1. Pingback: Pi Day | Meg.Goes.Nom.Nom.

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