/ Canadian Meat Pie
most famous French Canadian dish is 'tourtière', a hearty meat pie
made with ground veal, pork, onions, and spices. Originally, 'tourtière'
was made with pigeon. (The French word for pigeon is tourteau, hence the
name of the dish.) As these birds were scarce in Canada, the pie came to
be made with veal and pork.
onion, finely chopped
celery, finely chopped
1 bay leaf
potato, finely chopped
ground black pepper
1 (9 inch)
9 inch deep dish pie crust
1 egg yolk
and pork with onion and garlic in a large skillet. Drain and stir in 3/4
cup water, celery, carrot, bouillon and bay leaf. Simmer for 10 minutes
over medium heat; remove from heat and discard bay leaf.
oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
pepper, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg into skillet mixture, then spoon
mixture into deep dish pie shell. In a small bowl combine egg yolk and
1 tablespoon water to make egg wash; brush edge of crust with wash,
then carefully add top crust and seal edges. Make several slits in
top crust; brush with remaining egg mixture.
in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until golden brown.