Saturday, March 16, 2019

Chicken Pot Pies

Chicken Potpies are always heart warming during cold months.  I normally make my own puff pastry for the top crust, but I decided to test make regular pie dough if butter and Crisco oil.  I thought about using lard, but the commercial ones contain preservatives, and I don't have my own rendered lard in the kitchen.
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My recipe is adapted from Alton Brown's Curry Chicken Pot Pie.  For topping crust, I tested missing butter and Crisco oil.  Very little Crisco oil.   1/2 stick butter and 2 Tbsp Crisco.
The result is pleasant light crust.  I knew the pie shell made with Crisco oil would turn out quite well but it's been a very long time since I used Crisco to make anything for health reasons.   But I guess "As you like it" could take precedent.
Make your favorite filling.  To make thick filling add roux.

 I didn't want to waste the dough, and extra crust - when turn out good is always yummy helps filling your tummy.  Brush with egg wash and bake.