Friday, 2 January 2009

Tourtière

Tonight we're all getting together at YoungerSon's house.
On the menu : Tourtière.

A mixture of lean ground beef and lean ground pork cooked up with garlic, minced onions, black pepper, a dash of cognac (I used sherry owing to sad lack of cognac), and spices.... cloves, perhaps some cinnamon, some cardamon, celery salt, drain off any fat and add some breadcrumbs...

... and then pile the cooled meat filling (mmmmm so aromatic!) into a flaky pastry shell, cover with more pastry, decorate and brush generously with beaten egg.
Bake at 425F for 10 minutes then reduce the heat to 350F for another 20 minutes, or until it looks and smells so delicious you can hardly wait for dinner time!

Then eat and enjoy!!!

16 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

Yowser! Made my mouth water. That looks like it came from some fancy cookbook. Kudos to the photog.

Joanne said...

Oh my that looks delish. I think we'd all like to join you at that meal! Enjoy ...

solarity said...

Man! how do you get it into the pastry without eating half of it? So lucky that I happened to read this half an hour after eating supper or I'd be cooking now.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Sheila@Simple Indulgences said...

That tourtiere looks good enough to eat. Thanks for the comment, I'm glad to be back, and have added you to mist 'list'.
I hope all is well with you?
All the best for the New Year.
We are expecting a new grand-baby in a few weeks too.

photowannabe said...

Oh yummmm that sounds delightful. My mouth is watering.
This looks like a great traditional meal.

sheoflittlebrain said...

Knowing my passion for pie, you must know this dish calls to me! I do wish I could come to dinner tonight...sigh...

bigbikerbob said...

Hi, Sounds good to me, we will have to try that.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I bet your son was happy you made that treat!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

MmmmmmmmmmYum Yum Yum! It looks fabulous and I think I can smell it through the Net...! (lol)

madretz said...

mmmm...save me a piece? I'll be right over. I'll have to buy some major winter clothing first though. :)

Peter said...

Good that you took photos. I guess it's all gone now! Nice eating in good company is really one of the greatest pleasures in life (but there are others)!

Kerri said...

Oh Yum! I'm hungry!!

Brian said...

Nice pie, look good with a caribou on top, or better yet inside, yum yum.

Call Ross or Juliana Flowers at 709 933 3789. Hopedale labrador.

Avid Reader said...

yes, very delicious looking!

Xtreme English said...

what wonderful memories this brought: of our friend Lee's mother, Lou, and the annual tourtiere festival at the oldest church in Minneapolis. this recipe seems spot on, and i'm going to make it myself one of these days. thanks for a really lovely post! great photo of the pie, too.

Brian said...

Correction: that should be Ross and Elizabeth Flowers.