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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Chicken/Turkey Pot Pie

This is definitely a comfort food. It is a meal that you can put together and freeze for a later date. Remove from freezer defrost and bake. 

(serves 8)

*2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1 cup lard, chilled (or shortening)
*3 tablespoons ice water
*1/4 teaspoon white vinegar
*2 cups, cooked chicken/turkey, cubed
*1 cup sliced carrots
*1 cup frozen peas
*1 cup celery, sliced
*1 cup potato, chopped
*1/2 cup onion, chopped
*1/3 cup butter
*1/3 cup all-purpose flour
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/2 teaspoon black pepper
*1/2 teaspoon celery seed
*1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
*1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
*1 3/4 cups chicken stock
*2/3 cup milk

~Whisk the flour and salt together in a medium bowl.
~With a pastry blender, cut in the cold lard until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
~Mix the vinegar into the ice water.
~Drizzle ice water/vinegar mixture over flour.
~ Mix mixture with clean hands to moisten, adding more water a few drops at a time until the dough comes together.
~Gently mold the dough into two equal balls.
~Wrap in a plastic wrap, and chill for at least 30 minutes.
~Remove dough from refrigerator and take plastic wrap off.
~Roll dough to fit into a 9 inch pie plate, and put one into a pie plate.
~Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
~In a medium saucepan, combine chicken/turkey stock, water, carrots,  onion, celery, and potatoes.
~Cover and boil for 15 minutes.
~In a medium sauce pan, melt butter.
~Whisk in flour, salt, pepper, celery seed, poultry, and garlic powder.
~Allow to cook for 1 minute whisking continuously.
~Slowly stir in milk.
~Simmer over medium-low heat until smooth.
~Add to veggie mixture.
~Cook until mixture thickenskjjknjj.
~Add chicken/turkey & frozen peas.
~Remove from heat and pour into pie pan.
~Cover with top crust.
~Crimp edges.
~Make a few small slits in the top of crust.
~Place pie on a cookie sheet.
~Bake 35 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly.
~Remove from oven.
~Let cool 10 minutes, before cutting.

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