Turkey Pie Friday

739A4470-28C0-48EB-B837-BA7AF7ABFE20A625AF97-6D92-4D06-A77E-40380A552079The last of our little Easter turkey is being turned into turkey pie. As usual this is a joint thing my wife and I make. My job is getting everything cut up for the filling. Usually I cook the filling but today my wife wants that job. Turkey pie is a favourite meal for me. There are 2 reasons I like it so much, first is I really like turkey. The main and most important reason I like it so much is I get to eat my wife’s pastry. I can’t say it enough, my wife makes the best pastry I have ever eaten. Honestly I could just eat a large piece of it cooked by itself with some gravy. Have had pastry in some very good restaurants, my wife’s pastry is a 100 times better. If I made the pastry for our turkey pie it would likely end up in the trash. Ok enough bragging about my wife’s pastry, it’s turkey pie time. With no running to the store some normal things aren’t in this one. I just used what I had in the fridge. that’s what we all have to do in these times. It was still a great turkey pie, and thankfully there is enough filling left to make another one. Once the filling has been cooked, even with turkey that has been frozen, you can freeze it. This recipe makes one large pie or 2 small 7 × 7 ones.

6 cups diced turkey

3 ribs celery chopped

2 large carrots chopped

1 and 1/2 onions diced

4 cloves garlic minced

1/3 teaspoon sage

1/3 teaspoon rosemary

1/3 teaspoon thyme

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 and 1/2 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon flour

2 cups chicken or turkey broth

Preheat a frying pan on medium heat with the butter. When butter starts to brown add celery, onion, carrots, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes stirring often, then add the turkey and cook for an additional 5 minutes stirring often. Sprinkle the flour in and mix in extremely well, add the chicken broth and mix well. When it starts to thicken reduce heat to simmer, cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely before adding to the pastry.


About Graham Stewart

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  1. Pingback: Turkey Pie Friday — How I Cook — by Graham Stewart | homethoughtsfromabroad626

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