Natchitoches Meat Pie?

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Natchitoches Meat Pie?

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Reading about all the good food you guys are talking about got me remembering a fine food I got to enjoy several times during my short trucking career. I reckon it's a regional thing, a meat pie, I suppose named for the Louisiana city of the same name. Maybe Graydawg (James) will chime in here, since that's near his part of the country. I was told that it's a Polish recipe, from the folks that settled that part of the country about 300 or so years ago. I don't even know what kind of meat, but it was ground, seasoned, wrapped in a dough, and deep-fried, similar to fried fruit pies from my neck of the woods. And delicious, hot or cold. By the way, the pronounciation of the name sounds like "Nackadish". At least that's the way my Louisiana trucking buddy says it. He introduced me to the meat-pie when I was visiting him, and then I started looking for them, finding them several places along I-49. Even had a girl at a small truck-stop offer to fry up a few for me if I "had 7 minutes to spare". I took her up on the offer. Eat'um hot, then eat the rest cold a couple hours later.
That's one of the things I miss about trucking, finding good local food that's same ole' shit to the locals, but interesting new stuff to me. I always figured it was best to not ask too many questions beforehand, just try it, and not be bothered by the details.
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Standaddy, those sounded familar to me so I talked to my hillbilly family :wink: down south and here's what they sent to me:

http://www.explorenatchitoches.com/even ... -festival/

http://www.natchitochesmeatpies.com/about.htm

And for those of you who wanna give a try at making them:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emer ... index.html
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All this talk of meat pies sounds rather quaint from this side of the pond.

If you really want to know what a meat pie is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian ... d_meat_pie

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WOW...now those are meat pies!!! Makes me want to try making one of those with my best crust in the world recipe 8)
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Stuart I am surprised you don't know of the connection between Louisiana and the Aus and NZ connection and it isn't just meatpies

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Me too, time for my sour cream meat pie pastry. Ezrablu, should we make pot pies or hand pies??

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Lois, funny you should mention pot pies! I was thinking earlier today I'd like to make up some chicken pot pies. I haven't had those in such a long time. Chicken with veggies. Oh heck, why not make pot pies this week and hand pies next week :D
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Sounds Good to me, gotta make some banana muffins for my volunteer job on Sunday first, and yes I'll PM you the recipe if they turn out good

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Standaddy, they have come up with a crawfish pie, as well as a beef and potato pie

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Post by Dennis The Bus Dweller »

stuartcnz wrote:All this talk of meat pies sounds rather quaint from this side of the pond.

If you really want to know what a meat pie is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian ... d_meat_pie
Holly sh*t dems some pies
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Holly sh*t dems some pies[/quote]
Yeah man, I need me 'bout 3 or 2 uv dem tings!
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I don't think I could eat ALL of ONE! :shock:

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