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Barb's Marriage Proposal Pot Pie Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mary Lewis

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
You will need:
A four pound chicken
about 5 peeled and trimmed carrots
an entire celery
2 large leeks, cleaned and trimmed of thick green parts
3/4 lb pearl onions, peeled and trimmed
3/4 lb small whole mushrooms

A little homemade bag of cheesecloth filled with:
4 sprigs fresh thyme
1 large sprig of fresh tarragon
4 sprigs fresh parsley
8 peppercorns
2 bay leaves and tied with twine.

6 whole cloves
1 cup of decent white wine

For crust:
1 c. flour
4 oz. butter
1/4 t salt
1/4 t sugar
1/6 c. ice water

Directions:
Directions:
Step One: Poach the Chicken
You will need:
A four pound chicken
about 5 peeled and trimmed carrots
an entire celery
2 large leeks, cleaned and trimmed of thick green parts
3/4 lb pearl onions, peeled and trimmed
3/4 lb small whole mushrooms

A little homemade bag of cheesecloth filled with:
4 sprigs fresh thyme
1 large sprig of fresh tarragon
4 sprigs fresh parsley
8 peppercorns
2 bay leaves and tied with twine.

Now, stick 6 whole cloves into 2 of the pearl onions and put everything except the mushrooms into a large stockpot. Add:
10 cups of lukewarm water
1 tablespoon of salt and
1 cup of decent white wine
Youíll need to put something (colander, strainer, folding steaming basket) on top of the chicken to keep it and the vegetables completely submerged during the poaching process.

Heat to a strong boil.
Lower heat to achieve a gentle boil.
Cook for 20 minutes.

Remove colander and add mushrooms.
Return to strong boil.
Cover with tight lid.
Turn off heat and let sit for about an hour.
Voila! Poached Chicken!
Step Two: Make the Pie Crust
Use the food processor. Youíll need:
1 c. flour
4 oz. butter
1/4 t salt
1/4 t sugar
1/6 c. ice water
Pulse dry ingredients and fats together until itís crumbly.
Slowly add ice water but only pulse a little.
Turn the crumbly dough out onto saran wrap, lift up the corners of the wrap and gather the dough into a ball.
Refrigerate/rest the plastic-wrapped dough for an hour

Intermission: What a Mess!
Clean up the kitchen.
Take a short nap.
Have a glass of wine.

Step Three: Make the Filling and Assemble the Pie
Cut up about 2 cups of chicken and 4 cups of vegetables.
Add 1/2 cup frozen peas.
Put in baking dish.

Take 4 cups of degreased poaching broth and cook down to 2 cups.

Make a roux using 3T of butter and 4T of flour. Whisk in the reduced broth and add one cup of heavy cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Pour sauce over chicken and vegetables.

Roll out your rested pie dough.

Carefully lay the rolled out crust over the pie, and be sure to make vent holes in the top. You can do a whole egg wash thing if youíre not completely sick of this project by now. I did the egg wash the first time I made it, but havenít missed it since.

Step Four: Bake
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Put pie on cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
Reduce heat to 375 degrees.
Bake another 20 minutes or so until the crust is golden and the insides are bubbling up though the vents.
Step Five: Serve and prepare to receive accolades.
And proposals. Or whatever you want.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe is from my birthday twin Barb, included in the Bridal Shower Recipe book that Jaime so graciously put together for me. I haven't had it, but love the words and process Barb uses to describe how to prepare it.

OK, so you already have your marriage proposal, but you can always share this recipe with your single friends or use it to get anything else you might want. What do you want? An expensive vacation? Luxurious jewels? Your way? You name it, you can have it if youíre willing to sacrifice the entire day making this satisfying meal. For years I made it only for my women and gay friends, and it even made a couple of my gay friends propose, so trust me, itís some powerful stuff.

 

 

 

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