Bonjour, I'm back today with a recipe from Dr. Chase. Sort of. I'm not sure he would recognize the recipe, or even approve of it, really.
I took a recipe called "Chicken and Other Meat Pies", as well as a "Pastry or Crust" recipe and made them paleo (Dr. Chase say "what?"), and also added onion, broccoli, carrots, & celery to round it out.
I didn't add potatoes...I didn't dare after reading this comment from the book, "Serve (the meat pie) hot, with mashed potatoes, made rich with milk and butter or cream, if you have it. Some put potatoes in the pie, but it is out of fashion, and, thank the Lord, there is one fashion, at least, which is conducive to health, as water-soaked potatoes are not". Yikes.
So, add potatoes....if you dare!!! O.k, Dr. Chase has been dead and gone these last 130 years or so, but still, if you feel a pang of un-fashionability because you want to add potatoes, blame Dr. Chase.
Meat Pie (Paleo Pot Pie)
*The crust needs some cool-down time in the fridge before baking it, fyi* :)
For the Crust:
For the filling:
Method for the Crust:
Method for the Filling:
Putting it all together!:
Just for fun, here's the original recipe I started from:
Chicken and Other Meat Pies:
"According to the number in the family, 1, 2, or more, young and tender chickens, cut up, washed and put into a stew-kettle with water enough to nicely cover, and a very little salt, and stew till perfectly done, and if pork or any small pieces of any cold meats are to be used, stew also with the chicken; when entirely tender, rub a spoon or two of flour smooth, in cold water and stir in as gravy; add salt and pepper to taste. Set back on the stove to keep hot while you make the pastry or crust".
Pastry or Crust:
"If for 1 chicken in a 2 quart basin or pie dish, use 1 pt. flour with 1 tea-spoonful of baking powder , and 1 table-spoonful of lard, and a little salt. It is designed to have a thick, but light crust when baked. Put the chicken, with it's gravy, enough to nicely cover it, into the dish, without a bottom crust; but roll out the pastry of such a thickness as to just cover the dish nicely, cut a few fancy slits through the top, to allow the steam to escape, and place in the oven at once, and bake about 30 minutes, or long enough to cook the crust nicely."
I love it! I added water to the pastry because I didn't see how on earth the crumbly mixture I had from following the directions could possibly become a crust without some liquid. And making a usual crust requires some water....I think Dr. Chase forgot to a add the water in the ingredients (I said that like a snoody teenager, by the way) :)
This pie, as with many pies, tastes great as leftovers.
I always get stumped writing a closing......whomp whomp.
I had this post ready for Monday, but we decided to head out early to make a super-surprise visit to the most amazing, most beautiful, strongest and bravest woman I know (and love a lot!). It turned into a 2 day thing, and we just got back yesterday evening, but it was a wonderful time. The most wonderful time.
So, have a good Wednesday! The kids have their Christmas concert tonight, which I am looking forward to! The kids have been really excited and practicing their own little part in the show; Abby feeling very grown-up and important for having lines to memorize, Keziah singing her song over and over, and if she forgets a part....she starts from the beginning, and Caleb singing his own hilarious version of the 12 Days of Christmas, which I am sure is not the version he is actually doing in the show, but it sure is amusing!!
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