I’ve always wanted to try to make this, and finally did it yesterday night. I looked up a recipe on the net and tried the first one:
Prep Time: 20 Min
Cook Time: 1 Hr
Ready In: 1 Hr 20 Min
- 1 recipe pastry for a (10 inch) double crust pie
- 4 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 small onion, minced
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 carrots, diced
- 3 tablespoons dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cubes chicken bouillon
- 2 cups water
- 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 1/2 cups cubed cooked turkey
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Roll out bottom pie crust, press into a 10 inch pie pan, and set aside.
- Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add the onion, celery, carrots, parsley, oregano, and salt and pepper. Cook and stir until the vegetables are soft. Stir in the bouillon and water. Bring mixture to a boil. Stir in the potatoes, and cook until tender but still firm.
- In a medium saucepan, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Stir in the turkey and flour. Add the milk, and heat through. Stir the turkey mixture into the vegetable mixture, and cook until thickened. Cool slightly, then pour mixture into the unbaked pie shell. Roll out the top crust, and place on top of filling. Flute edges, and make 4 slits in the top crust to let out steam.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue baking for 20 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
My final observations:
- Obviously your degree of skill affects how long it takes you to prep, so it took me longer than 20 minutes. If you like cooking, this isn’t a big deal.
- The cook time and ready time was spot on.
- I didn’t take the time to make the pie crust, but I think it would have made it better. Still the deep dish ready pie crust worked well enough. I had left over filling afterwards too, which I could have probably just added to the pie to make it bigger.
- I used medium sized potatoes. I found three of them to be too much though. I would probably suggest two instead.
- A cup and a half of cubed turkey was not enough. Next time I’m going to try two and a half.
- Over all it was very easy to make. In the end it was actually very tasty and even better the next day.