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Meat Pies!

Postby HBThingy » Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:10 am

I was listening to the Conchords BBC Radio Show and ever since I've been craving New Zealand and Aussie pie. Silly enough, I never tried authentic, really good pie. The cauliflower and bike pie sounded good lol. I was wondering if anybody had recipes?

In this obsession, I looked up several pie shops in the US. I'm in "no pie" Colorado, so hopefully you can find pie heaven. I will be in the LA area for college this Fall...maybe pies there?

The Cravery, CA
http://www.thecravery.com/home.aspx

Down Under Bakery Pies, NY
http://www.dubpies.com/

Kiwi Kuisine
http://www.kiwikuisine.com/index.asp, VA

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Postby poptartgirl » Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:17 pm

Boomerang's Pies, Austin TX - I think that this place was opened by an American who fell in love with meat pies while he was working in Australia.

http://www.boomerangspies.com/

They even have sausage rolls and vegetarian pies. You can also buy or ship frozen pies from them.
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Postby H.... » Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:04 am

Mmmmmmmmn... pie. I wish that 'Daubys' was real....
Throw us your potatoes!

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Postby indigo_jones » Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:24 am

I made do with a saucijzenbroodjeyesterday, which I guess is more of a Dutch variation on a meat pie -- or sausage pie, in this case. Actually, it's more like the sausage pasties I would eat when visiting family in Scotland, but we'd also eat meat pies then, too, so it's all connected. ;)

This rambling post brought to you by a very bad head cold. :rolleyes:

Actually, if you go to any Highland Games that might be going on near you, you're almost certain to be able to get some meat pies there. My dad has been involved in various Highland Games over the years and we always ended up finding a meat-pie source at the games. We'd often buy extra cases of them and freeze them for later consumption.
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Postby HBThingy » Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:11 am

I was thinking "No way Colorado has Highland Games." Then I looked it up and my goodness we do have it!

http://www.scottishgames.org/

Will go and eat meat pies.....if they don't have any at least I can meet Nessie :P

Thanks everyone for the posts!

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Postby SheWolf » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:16 pm

I ate something that I think was a meat pie when I was a boarder in England. My Scottish hostess whipped it up, along with many other strange specialties that I would prefer never to eat again. I'm not too keen on most meat and strange meat in a strange land = :sick:

As for Nessie. I looked hard in Loch Ness & never saw her (mind you the loch is enormous). But if you go to the kitcshy tourist traps you'll see a blow up version of her.
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Postby indigo_jones » Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:27 am

I like strange meat in a strange land! That's how I found out that I like donkey! I'm guessing you're probably not a fan of the Scotch egg then, either. ;)
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Re: Meat Pies!

Postby JulesJules » Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:26 pm

We have Highland Games in Atlanta too, and I've never been, even though my maternal great-grandmother was born in Scotland!

I've never had a pie either, at least not THAT kind of pie. It never occurred to me I could get one at the Highland Games! Another good reason to go.

I thought the chicken and mushroom pastie that landed on Bret's shoe during the apocalyptic pie fight in the studio sounded very tasty.

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Re: Meat Pies!

Postby H.... » Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:16 pm

Scotch Eggs- YUM!
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Re: Meat Pies!

Postby SheWolf » Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:41 pm

Don't know what Scotch eggs are.

*off to see if there are Highland Games in my area..*
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Re: Meat Pies!

Postby poptartgirl » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:49 pm

How to make Scotch Eggs :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iIOHXWWFWw

A wackier, Scottish take on eggs (featuring members from the band, Frightened Rabbit) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqI1X_sKm0s
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Re: Meat Pies!

Postby Emafer » Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:40 am

HBThingy wrote:I was listening to the Conchords BBC Radio Show and ever since I've been craving New Zealand and Aussie pie. Silly enough, I never tried authentic, really good pie. The cauliflower and bike pie sounded good lol. I was wondering if anybody had recipes?

In this obsession, I looked up several pie shops in the US. I'm in "no pie" Colorado, so hopefully you can find pie heaven. I will be in the LA area for college this Fall...maybe pies there?

The Cravery, CA
http://www.thecravery.com/home.aspx

Down Under Bakery Pies, NY
http://www.dubpies.com/

Kiwi Kuisine
http://www.kiwikuisine.com/index.asp, VA


Where in Colorado are you? I live in Boulder, but I'm from Los Angeles. I agree that I don't think I've seen meat pies for sale in Colorado. I'll have to think good and hard if I've had any in LA. My family is Irish and forms of meat pies are common over there too. I make pies and pasties quite often.

I make a simple pie crust or flakey pastry. You can use butter, lard, suet, or shortning. Suet is the most flavorful. If you are making a pie with a top and bootom crust, first you must lay the bottom crust in the pan, pok at it gently with a fork and then bake it in the over for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees farenheight. If you don't bake your bottom crust before filling it will begome soggy and gooey in a bad way.

You can use what ever kind of meat you like, I prefer ground (or minced) turkey. Put that in a pan with a bit of oil and whatever seasoning you like. I use garlic, Worchestershire sauce, salt, pepper. You can also add whatever vege you like. I use onion, mushrooms, carrots, peas, or whatever have around. I suggest cooking the vege first as it generally takes longer to cook. You can use frozen or fresh. In any case, put the heat on medium to low and as it all begins to cook down, it will form some of its own gravy. If it's cooking too fast and drying up, add a bit of chicken or vegetable broth or a splash of beer or wine. When all is cooked add a tablespoon or so of flour. This will thicken the gravy.

Take your bottom crust out of the oven and fill it with your meat and gravy. Cover it with the top crust and back until golden and flakey.

If you are making a pasty type pie, lay out the crust, spoon the filling into the middle and then fold the crust over forming a pocket. Pinch it together with your fingers or a fork so that nothing spills out. Place it on greased cookie sheet and bake until golden.

It's truely one of the THE most simple and hearty things to make. In the winter I often make them for dinner. I used to make pastys as the beginning of the week and then take them to work for lunch.

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Re: Meat Pies!

Postby aom192 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:24 am

Emafer wrote:
HBThingy wrote:I was listening to the Conchords BBC Radio Show and ever since I've been craving New Zealand and Aussie pie. Silly enough, I never tried authentic, really good pie. The cauliflower and bike pie sounded good lol. I was wondering if anybody had recipes?

In this obsession, I looked up several pie shops in the US. I'm in "no pie" Colorado, so hopefully you can find pie heaven. I will be in the LA area for college this Fall...maybe pies there?

The Cravery, CA
http://www.thecravery.com/home.aspx

Down Under Bakery Pies, NY
http://www.dubpies.com/

Kiwi Kuisine
http://www.kiwikuisine.com/index.asp, VA


Where in Colorado are you? I live in Boulder, but I'm from Los Angeles. I agree that I don't think I've seen meat pies for sale in Colorado. I'll have to think good and hard if I've had any in LA. My family is Irish and forms of meat pies are common over there too. I make pies and pasties quite often.

I make a simple pie crust or flakey pastry. You can use butter, lard, suet, or shortning. Suet is the most flavorful. If you are making a pie with a top and bootom crust, first you must lay the bottom crust in the pan, pok at it gently with a fork and then bake it in the over for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees farenheight. If you don't bake your bottom crust before filling it will begome soggy and gooey in a bad way.

You can use what ever kind of meat you like, I prefer ground (or minced) turkey. Put that in a pan with a bit of oil and whatever seasoning you like. I use garlic, Worchestershire sauce, salt, pepper. You can also add whatever vege you like. I use onion, mushrooms, carrots, peas, or whatever have around. I suggest cooking the vege first as it generally takes longer to cook. You can use frozen or fresh. In any case, put the heat on medium to low and as it all begins to cook down, it will form some of its own gravy. If it's cooking too fast and drying up, add a bit of chicken or vegetable broth or a splash of beer or wine. When all is cooked add a tablespoon or so of flour. This will thicken the gravy.

Take your bottom crust out of the oven and fill it with your meat and gravy. Cover it with the top crust and back until golden and flakey.

If you are making a pasty type pie, lay out the crust, spoon the filling into the middle and then fold the crust over forming a pocket. Pinch it together with your fingers or a fork so that nothing spills out. Place it on greased cookie sheet and bake until golden.

It's truely one of the THE most simple and hearty things to make. In the winter I often make them for dinner. I used to make pastys as the beginning of the week and then take them to work for lunch.



im in ireland...there arent many meat pies...we're more chicken and spuds and that sort..

i had stew pie the other day though...it was mank...why would u make a pie out of stew??? :quesexcl: :what: :que:
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Re: Meat Pies!

Postby HBThingy » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:23 pm

Emafer wrote:
HBThingy wrote:I was listening to the Conchords BBC Radio Show and ever since I've been craving New Zealand and Aussie pie. Silly enough, I never tried authentic, really good pie. The cauliflower and bike pie sounded good lol. I was wondering if anybody had recipes?

In this obsession, I looked up several pie shops in the US. I'm in "no pie" Colorado, so hopefully you can find pie heaven. I will be in the LA area for college this Fall...maybe pies there?

The Cravery, CA
http://www.thecravery.com/home.aspx

Down Under Bakery Pies, NY
http://www.dubpies.com/

Kiwi Kuisine
http://www.kiwikuisine.com/index.asp, VA


Where in Colorado are you? I live in Boulder, but I'm from Los Angeles. I agree that I don't think I've seen meat pies for sale in Colorado. I'll have to think good and hard if I've had any in LA. My family is Irish and forms of meat pies are common over there too. I make pies and pasties quite often.

I make a simple pie crust or flakey pastry. You can use butter, lard, suet, or shortning. Suet is the most flavorful. If you are making a pie with a top and bootom crust, first you must lay the bottom crust in the pan, pok at it gently with a fork and then bake it in the over for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees farenheight. If you don't bake your bottom crust before filling it will begome soggy and gooey in a bad way.

You can use what ever kind of meat you like, I prefer ground (or minced) turkey. Put that in a pan with a bit of oil and whatever seasoning you like. I use garlic, Worchestershire sauce, salt, pepper. You can also add whatever vege you like. I use onion, mushrooms, carrots, peas, or whatever have around. I suggest cooking the vege first as it generally takes longer to cook. You can use frozen or fresh. In any case, put the heat on medium to low and as it all begins to cook down, it will form some of its own gravy. If it's cooking too fast and drying up, add a bit of chicken or vegetable broth or a splash of beer or wine. When all is cooked add a tablespoon or so of flour. This will thicken the gravy.

Take your bottom crust out of the oven and fill it with your meat and gravy. Cover it with the top crust and back until golden and flakey.

If you are making a pasty type pie, lay out the crust, spoon the filling into the middle and then fold the crust over forming a pocket. Pinch it together with your fingers or a fork so that nothing spills out. Place it on greased cookie sheet and bake until golden.

It's truely one of the THE most simple and hearty things to make. In the winter I often make them for dinner. I used to make pastys as the beginning of the week and then take them to work for lunch.


I live in Aurora. I will be leaving for Valencia, CA for college in the fall.

Thank you for the recipe. I'll give it a try. 8)

I think I found one place in Parker, CO that makes English pies.
http://www.englishtealeaves.com/cafe/menu.html
Will try this place!

Emafer

Re: Meat Pies!

Postby Emafer » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:29 am

Valencia eh? You must be going to Cal Arts. Congratulations!

Seriously try making them yourself. It's really very easy.


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