This week I’m covering the second post I missed a few weeks ago ~ National Day of the Great American Pot Pie.
I don’t just like pot pies, I LOVE pot pies! I could eat them daily & for every meal. There is just something about the creamy veggies & chicken (or whichever protein) with a buttery, flaky, melt in your mouth crust. So yummy.
Using the pie crust recipe here, you can choose to make a single crust for just the top or a double crust for top & bottom. I make with a double crust. I also use frozen peas & carrots for ease of preparation. Parboiling* the potatoes also ease the preparation. In fact, this is an excellent way to use leftover roasted meat & vegetables.
I’m basing my recipe on the recipe that came with “My Lil’ Pie Maker” my brother gave me for a birthday gift a few years ago (I love it!).
4 tablespoons Earth Balance or “butter” of choice
1/4 cup diced onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup diced carrots
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground pepper
1 chicken bouillon cube or 1/2 teaspoon granules (take care with this as some include various dairy ingredients – the brand does matter!!)
1 cup water
1/4 cup peeled & cubed potatoes
1/4 c baby peas
2/3 c diced cooked chicken
1 tablespoon flour
2/3 c “milk”
Preheat oven to 425*F. Lightly grease baking dish & place 1 cruse into dish & set aside.
Place 2 tablespoons “butter” in a large skillet; add onion, celery, carrots, peas & seasonings. Cook & stir until vegetables are soft. Stir in bouillon & water. Bring mixture to a boil. Stir in potatoes & cook until tender but still a little firm.
In medium saucepan melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Stir in cooked chicken & flour. Add milk & hat through. Stir the chicken mixture into the vegetable mixture & cook until thickened. Pour into the unbaked pie shells. Place remaining crust over top & use egg-wash to seal. Vent crust & bake in oven for 15 minutes & reduce oven temperature to 350*F. Bake another 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Do you like pot pies? What “flavors” (chicken, beef, turkey, vegetarian/vegan)? Comment & let me know.