Lumberjack pie

In the state of New England (U.S), most household will have this meat and potato pie for their Christmas dinner.

Recipe for 2 pies:
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of lard
  • 1 kg of minced pork
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed and finely chopped
  • 350 ml water
  • 400g cooked potatoes, coarsely mashed
  • 2 9" pie shells
  • 250g savoury short crust dough
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius (375F). Sweat off the onions in the lard. Add the pork and garlic, season well. Cook until the meat starts to brown, stirring constantly. Add the water, cover and simmer for 30 t o 40 minutes, stirring from time to time.
Add the potatoes, mix well and remove from the heat. Share the mixture into both pie cases. Roll down the short crust pastry and make two 10" discs. Cover each pies with the a disc of dough. Secure the edges with a fork and brush with some egg wash.
Bake for 10 minutes. Increase the oven heat to 220 degrees Celsius (425F) and bake for an additional 6 to 8 minutes.
Keep warm and serve with a country gravy and some steamed vegetables.

Suitable for pregnant women, nut free, lactose free.