~Rick McDaniel, Food Historian, I think no matter what the occasion may be, you can never go wrong by showing up at the dinner table with a hot plate of fried chicken. Reduce the heat to medium and add the bell pepper, onion, celery, and garlic; sauté for 10 minutes, or until the vegetables have softened. Pies freeze well in plastic sandwich bags. To assemble and bake the meat pies: Preheat the oven to 400 ̊ F. Place 2 heaping tablespoons of the cooled meat mixture in the bottom half of each dough round. First there is no way I could get 15 meat pies from one store-bought pie crust recipe. Learn how your comment data is processed. Looks great, but this is not the entire recipe for THE original Natchitoches Meat Pie from Lasyone’s! Pull out as many as you need when you have a hankering; thaw them in the refrigerator for an hour or two before baking. A-TUSH”), Louisiana—perhaps best known as the setting for the movie Steel Magnolias—are not unlike the empanadas of Spain and Latin America. Let cool completely. After moving to Texas and marrying a Texas man, I heard all about meat pies and what an awesome delicacy they were! ~PAULA DEEN, I found out what the secret to life is: friends. I dislike Lasyone’s meatpies. Never allow raw beef to thaw or sit on a counter or cutting board. My grandmother made them. Fold the dough in half over the meat and press to seal the edges. 10/8/17 Fold the dough in half over the meat and press to seal the edges. Using fintertips dipped in water, moisten edge of circle, fold top over meat, and crimp to seal with fork tines dipped in water. Yes, and I actually prefer to bake them. A popular Japanese convenience store staple that has become an Instagram darling, and the new avocado toast at restaurants around the country. I use rotel and a lil Velvetta. Add beaten eggs and cold milk. 1/2 cup cold lard or 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, 1 large egg whisked with 1 tablespoon water for the egg wash. For the filling: Place a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil. Freeze pies before frying. Deborah, would you be so kind as to share the original? My mother used to take us to a festival there when i was young . Pull up a chair, grab some iced tea, and, Instant Pot Green Beans, Potatoes and Andouille. They are really great the next day, cold for breakfast as well. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Dip a finger into the egg wash and trace around the edges of the dough circle to coat. Crimp by pinching with your fingers or using the tines of a fork. The best that I have ever had. A microwave may also work, but it is likely to start cooking your meat, which you’ll want to avoid. For the pastry: Pulse the flour, salt, and baking powder together in the bowl of a food processor a few times to combine. The aim is to foster lifelong positive relationships for children with cooking and eating real food. As an Amazon Associate, Deep South Dish earns from qualifying purchases. I also do not add celery or bell peppers. They’re my favorite and I love to turn the turkey into a completely different dish. I’ve been a Natchitoches several times and eaten fried pies all over Louisiana and these are as good as they get. Special thanks to, The secret to a gorgeous evenly cooked turkey is trussing. Stir in the salt, pepper, cayenne, and bay leaf. One of my mother’s customers used to ask for jalapeño and cheese. They sound delish, This dough could make some amazing deep fried perogies!!! Form dough into a ball and then separate into 6 or 8 smaller balls of dough. Silpat Non-Stick Baking Mats. Using a pastry wheel, cut along edges to further seal. © 2020 CHOWHOUND, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. Best friends. Or allspice!! Place one of the pie crusts into a 9 inch pie plate. (ad), With coarse salt, herbs and spices, garlic and onion, I have become a big fan of this seasoning! I’m from Natchitoches… It’s like Gumbo… every house has a similar version but some vary. Once the meat pies are assembled, brush them lightly with the egg wash and place them on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. You probably don't want to tackle these unless you have a morning or afternoon too spend in the kitchen! Just meat and spice and quite a bit of pepper. Please pm the recipe please. ~Paula Deen. Oftentimes what makes a recipe southern, is as much a state of mind as it is a matter of geography - Southerners simply decide a particular food is southern, and that's that." To assemble and bake the meat pies: Preheat the oven to 400 ̊ F. Place 2 heaping tablespoons of the cooled meat mixture in the bottom half of each dough round. ~Ninny Threadgoode. The possibilities with ground beef are seemingly endless, though you’ll probably want to pay the most attention to cost and fat content. In a large skillet heat oil and cook beef and pork, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 5 to 6 minutes. Thanks! Meat pies were a way for our founding fathers to keep food on way south to New Orleans… A long road trip back then. annnnd, Deborah. Helen Wheat made a mighty tasty meat Why brag. Alabama and made version of this recipe a few times a year. We’re getting all giddy and excited to load our plates with green bean casserole, corn pudding, mashed potatoes, stuffing (and/or dressing), homemade rolls, cranberry sauce, and turkey. Thanks! So yummy!!!! there are some recipes here Jocelyn Guest (whole animal butcher) teaches us how to perfectly spatchcock (or butterfly) the bird. We were just there last weekend at the Natchitoches Christmas lights. Whisk the flour into the remaining beef stock mixture, stir it into the meat, and cook for 5 minutes more. I’m not a fan of the Nutmeg either… And it seems to me that most Cajun Cooks wouldn’t have used it in their Recipes. In order to get authentic meat pies, you have to go down the river to Isle Brevelle. Louisiana Cookin https://www.louisianacookin.com/. Cheese mixed in would put this over the top! We stopped in at lasayone meat pies and brought some home.