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is my pie worth paying for?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by FriendOfEvanWilliams, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. FriendOfEvanWilliams

    FriendOfEvanWilliams Juneau, Alaska Member

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    I work for a little fried pie stand, and I was thinking that maybe some more hearty pies would bring more people out in the cold. As the weather gets worse, a lot less people come out to our cart and I'm starting to go broke. Either way, I figured you all like hearty food and there seem to be some good cooks here (Trlsman, your input would be much appreciated), so maybe you could tell me what's right and what's wrong with my recipe.

    Keep in mind, this will be $4 and in a hand-size fried pie.

    I know, no mashed potatoes, but with the pie dough I think it would be too starchy. Also, there may be pictures in days to come.

    Thanks for your input on a weird topic,
    Jordan
     
  2. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    $4 for all those ingredients is a serious bargain! I'd definitely be stopping buy to chow on a couple of those!

    That recipe sounds fantastic though, I'll be needing many samples for uh, um, research purposes! :p

    My favorite style of lamb recipes tend to be Greek style preparations, I really am no expert on preparing Lamb though.
     
  3. Jerry

    Jerry Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Where's the stand located? I'll be by.
     
  4. billcoe

    billcoe PDX Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    That sounds good. Not calling it a pie though. Tradition around here is that a pie is desert. Pumpkin pie, apple pie, etc. I'd call it something else or folks looking for dinner would walk right past.

    Good luck!
     
  5. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    If this is some kind of a hot pocket type of pie it sounds like a real good deal. Let me know where you are at and I'll be stoppin' by.

    Keith
     
  6. BWH

    BWH Tualatin, Oregon Active Member

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    I've heard those refered to as "Pasties" more of an english item if I recall.
     
  7. duginsky

    duginsky Tualatin Active Member

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    Knish?
     
  8. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yum!

    Sounds pretty close to an Empanada, or maybe a English/Cornish Pasty.
     
  9. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    These days, in the US, a pasty (with a short 'a') is usually only seen in Pennsylvania (and my kitchen :) ). Most folks in the rest of the US have never heard of them. It is a calzone sized meal made with a browned ground hamburger, boiled potato cubes, onions, and parsley baked in dough. The coal miners would take one when they went to work in the morning and it would last all day.

    So...back to the OP. Where is your cart at? We wanna come and get some :) ?

    Keith
     
  10. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    That sounds similar to a Knish or a Pierogi too.
     
  11. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Ya gotta put that "cultural spin" on it. It's a marketing thing:
    From:Greek Recipes for Cheese Pies, Spinach Pies, Meat Pies, and Other Phyllo (Filo) Pies - Tyropita - Spanakopita - Cheese and Spinach Pies

    Pierogi or knish or pasties might work too. Remember that the Greeks eat A LOT of greens, especially leafy greens though. And you might want to offer a yogurt based dipping sauce to with that.
    Just a (few)thought(s).
     
  12. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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  13. Douglas

    Douglas Oregon Active Member

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    Where's your cart and what hours are you open?