We love pot pies, but they are not waist friendly. I decided to make a pot pie soup instead. All the luscious ingredients, but thinner, and with a light biscuit to go with it. Plus this is a lot less work. Toss all the ingredients into a slow cooker and later that day you eat. Ba Bam!
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Do you know where pot pies originated? I wasn't aware but from what I found online, the first one was found in Greece. Of course, nothing like the frozen pot pies of today. The first ones found in the US were in the 19th Century. A meat pie filled beef, chicken, turkey, venison and vegetables topped with a flaky pie crust and baked to a golden perfect.
Yeah, I love a nice flaky crust. However today I'm sharing it in a soup format. We love soup and if I can toss it all in the slow cooker for later then I love it even more. Plus it makes the house smell homey on a cold or rainy day. You could use fresh vegetables, canned watch out for the sodium content. I like frozen best.
International pot pies: In Pennsylvania, in the Dutch region, they call it Bot Boi. This would be from the German descendants. In Australia and New Zealand, they have hand sized minced meat, onion, mushrooms and gravy pies. They are referring to tomato sauce aka gravy. In 1994, a Southern Australia bakery opened up selling their meat pies not far from me in Marietta Georgia. Didn't know this.
In England they eat "rabbit pie"...I'm not sure I want rabbit pie. Being from the South and in the country, yes, I've eaten rabbit. However, it's not my meat of choice. Typically it has onions, celery and carrots but can also be found with prunes, bacon and cider. Sorry if you're English. Australia's version of rabbit pie also includes Vegemite paste. Again, not sure I even want to smell it.
Rabbit pie was a staple for the pioneers after arriving in the New World aka America. But they did not have the luxuries we currently possess. But there are times I look back at my life and history and wonder if all these luxuries are part of the problem with the world today. But I'll stay on the subject of pot pies. In France it's deer innards.
Okay, that last part was eww. But yes, they called it 'eating umble pie' or humble, nomble, which was the innards of deer. This was the poor man's food. I think I'd stick with a can of beans or a cup of broth myself. I've heard if you're hungry enough you'll eat anything. I'd prefer not to find out. Now how about, an education on pot pies.
Chicken Pot Pie Soup
3 cups of shredded chicken (use a rotisserie chicken or precook your chicken which is what I do. I cook 3-5 lbs of chicken breast at a time in the slow cooker, shred and then separate to use in recipes later)
2 cans of low fat low sodium cream of chicken soup
2 cans water
1 bag frozen mixed veggies
1/4 cup diced onion
1 large stem/stalk of celery diced
1 tsp paprika
fresh cracked pepper
1 tsp oregano
Slow cooker on high for 4 hours, reduced to warm and served with biscuits.
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