Sunday, December 28, 2008

Recipe - Savory "Chicken" Pot Pie

I got this recipe from PETA Eats (their Recipe of the Week email, specifically). Yes, I know, PETA is the devil. Can we move on?

When I made it, we didn't have the fake chicken strips, so I made it with fake beef strips. We liked it a lot, so you can either-or.

I made this one year and took it to my dad's for... I don't know, Christmas or something. My dad, who is an avid meat eater, ate damn near half a pie by himself. So this meal definitely gets the Carnivore Seal of Approval.

A thick and creamy sauce complements a hearty vegetable filling for a complete cold-weather meal.

4 Tbsp. vegetable bouillon or faux chicken broth powder (try Osem or Telma brands, available in the kosher section of supermarkets)
2 1/2 cups hot water
1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes (available at health food stores)
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 15.5-oz. can white potatoes, drained and cut into small pieces
1 1/2 cups frozen or canned/drained mixed corn kernels, peas, and diced carrots
1/2 lb. faux chicken, cut into tiny cubes (try Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Chick'n Strips)
1 box puff pastry sheets

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Mix the vegetable bouillon or faux chicken broth powder with the hot water to make a stock. Set aside.

Combine the nutritional yeast and flour in a large pot and stir constantly over low heat until lightly toasted. Add the oil, stirring to make a roux. Slowly whisk in the stock, garlic salt, and pepper. Add the vegetables and faux chicken. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until heated through.

Roll out one sheet of puff pastry and place it in a 9-inch pie dish, trimming to fit. Place the pastry in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until it starts to puff. Remove the pastry from the oven, pour the filling into it, and place the other sheet of puff pastry on top, cutting and crimping the edges and making several 1-inch slices on top to allow the steam to escape. Continue baking for approximately 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden and puffed.

Makes 6 servings

1 comment:

Wine Dog said...

Since your first sentence is "Peta is the devil" yes, we can move on.