- 2 tbsp turkey fat (or butter)* (see info at start)
- 3/4 c. frozen boiler onions, defrosted, or 1 small onion, minced
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 carrots, diced
- 3 tbsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed (about same size as carrots, celery and boiler onions)
- 1 1/2 c. cubed cooked turkey
- 2 tbsp turkey fat (or butter)
- 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 c. milk & 2c. turkey/chicken stock (or use half-and-half)
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 3/4c. frozen green peas, defrosted
Preheat oven to 425F.
Add butter to skillet. Cook onion, carrot, celery + spices together for about 2 minutes over high heat. Add potatoes, and cook for 10 minutes. (You are basically "par-cooking" here; remember, the thing is going to bake in the oven!)
In separate pot, make roux from turkey fat + flour, cook for 1 min. Add milk, cook till thickened. Stir turkey and cream sauce into vegetables, and heat for 2 minutes. Mixture should be like a cream of mushroom/clam chowder thickness. If too thick, add more milk/cream; if too thin, let it cook down a few minutes. NOW ADD GREEN PEAS.
Let cool to room temp.
Roll out crust, put in pie pan OR into little ramekins.
Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, reduce heat, then cook at 350 for 20 more minutes (about 35 minutes total).
Let cool for 10 min, then serve.
Pastry Crust (makes single shell/top crust only)
- 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) crisco/shortening/lard, chilled
- 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) butter, chilled
- 6 ounces (approximately 1 cup) all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling dough
- 1/2 teaspoon table salt
- 1/4 cup ice water, in spritz bottle
- Approximately 32 ounces of dried beans, for blind baking
In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour and salt by pulsing 3 to 4 times.
Add butter and pulse 5 to 6 times until texture looks mealy.
Add lard and pulse another 3 to 4 times. Remove lid of food processor and spritz surface of mixture thoroughly with water.
Replace lid and pulse 5 times. Add more water and pulse again until mixture holds together when squeezed.
Place mixture in large zip-top bag, squeeze together until it forms a ball, and then press into a rounded disk and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
(Results? I seem to recall that this was tasty, now that I'm posting this on 11/21/2012...)