comfort food.

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Tonight, on the 6th straight day of rain, I will attempt to make a chicken pot pie at home to satisfy the craving I've had all week. Using following recipe below from Epicurious.com, I will have my pie and eat it, too!


Family-Size Chicken Pot Pie

ingredients
1 TBSP EACH OLIVE OIL AND BUTTER

1 LG ONION, CHOPPED
2 TSP FINELY MINCED GARLIC
2 TBSP ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
2 TSP DRIED TARRAGON
3 CARROTS, HALVED AND CUT INTO 1-IN PIECES (1 1/2 C)
1 C PEELED AND DICED (1/2-IN) RUSSET POTATOES
1 GRANNY SMITH APPLE, CORED AND CUT INTO 1/2-IN PIECES
2 1/2 C CHICKEN BROTH
1/2 C FRESH OR FROZEN PEAS
1/4 C CHOPPED FRESH DILL
1 MD-SIZED RIPE TOMATO, SEEDED AND CUT INTO 1/2-IN DICE
2 1/2 C DICED COOKED CHICKEN
SALT AND PEPPER, TO TASTE

1 SHEET PREPARED PUFF PASTRY (1/2 LB), THAWED IF FROZEN
1 EGG MIXED WITH 1 TBSP WATER

preparation
1. HEAT THE OIL AND BUTTER IN A POT OVER LOW HEAT. ADD THE ONION; COOK, STIRRING, FOR 10 MINUTES. ADD THE GARLIC; COOK 2 MINUTES MORE. SPRINKLE WITH THE FLOUR AND TARRAGON; COOK, STIRRING CONSTANTLY, FOR 1 TO 2 MINUTES MORE.

2. ADD THE CARROTS, POTATOES, APPLE, AND BROTH; BRING TO A BOIL. REDUCE HEAT TO A GENTLE SIMMER AND COOK, PARTIALLY COVERED, UNTIL THE VEGETABLES ARE TENDER, ABOUT 20 MINUTES. ADD THE PEAS, DILL, TOMATO, AND CHICKEN; SEASON TO TASTE WITH SALT AND PEPPER, THEN COOK 5 MINUTES MORE.

3. PREHEAT OVEN TO 350°F. SPOON THE MIXTURE INTO a 2-QT ROUND OVENPROOF CASSEROLE. ON A LIGHTLY FLOURED SURFACE, ROLL PUFF PASTRY OUT TO FORM A CIRCLE 2 IN LARGER THAN THE CASSEROLE. BRUSH SOME EGG WASH AROUND THE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE RIM OF THE CASSEROLE. LAY THE PASTRY OVER THE TOP, TRIM THE OVERHANG TO 1 IN, AND CRIMP THE EDGES AROUND THE RIM TO SEAL. CUT SEVERAL SLITS IN THE PASTRY TO RELEASE THE STEAM, THEN BRUSH WITH REMAINING EGG WASH. BAKE UNTIL CRUST IS GOLDEN, 40 TO 45 MIN.

{Is it just me or does rainy weather just make you want to indulge in some comfort food?}






PHOTO COURTESY OF: MATTHEWA

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1 comments

  1. This is my Last Supper. EIther that or shrimp scampi.

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