Hello there! I’m Emily, I’ll be presenting you Foodie Fridays from on. I’m in college currently studying Theater Design. I make hand-sewn plush toys that I sell on Etsy! When I’m not crafting I like to hang out with my friends, watch Disney/Pixar/Miyazaki movies, draw comics, listen to or read the Harry Potter books (I officially got registered for early access into Pottermore, eeeeee!), and read up about lovebirds because, once I don’t live in a dorm I am going to get one (and when that happens you will have to deal with cute bird pictures). About this segment: you can expect geeky recipes that I find on the internet and test out for you/give you easier instructions, geeky recipes that I make up, info about awesome geeky kitchen items, Etsy geeky food related seller features, and basically anything else I can come up with that will satisfy your geeky appetites!
For this first installment we are going to be making a Pork Pie, brought to you by Game of Thrones. Disclaimer: I have not actually read George R.R. Martin’s books but, have been told by many folks that the descriptions of the food are pretty intense. I am totally into the HBO show though and got really excited when I found this fantastic website. Sariann and Chelsea make really amazing food from the books and have all of the recipes available on their site, how cool is that? They even do a medieval and a modern version of most recipes so you have DOUBLE the amount of food to try and make!
I decided to go with the Pork Pie because I have never made a pie, let alone a pie filled with meat, and it was an adventure that needed to happen. Now as a Public Service Announcement: I am in no way a talented or even experienced Chef. I promise that every recipe I will make and post on this site with pictures, that will be the first time I am making it so you can really get a gage of how doable it is. My friends, if I can do it, I promise you can do it!
So first things first, ingredients!
You will need:
- 1 9″ pie shell with lid (I used a Betty Crocker pie shell mix in a box, you could also by pre-made pie shells)
- 1 1/2 lb. ground pork (The pork I bought came in 1 lb. bags, so I used the extra half pound to make patties that I can put on pitas or something later!)
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 tube of ritz crackers, crushed
- 1 Tbs. pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
The first thing I did was crush my Ritz crackers, because that just sounded like the most fun activity. Also, preheat your oven to 375 degrees!
Next I put the spices in with the Ritz crumbs and mixed all the spicy goodness in. Then it was time to brown the onion, you should probably dice said onion before trying to brown it ^_- After dicing has occurred just toss the pile in a skillet and poke around at it until it is sorta brownish.
After your onions have achieved a sorta-brownish state, plop them in the bowl with the crumbs and spices, and then plop the meat right in there too. Mix everything up so you don’t have sections of pie that are pure crumbs or pure onions. This is where I followed the instructions on my pie crust box and put the bottom crust in the pie pan. You could also just plop a pre-made pie crust in there at this point. Once your pie crust is in, put the meat mixture in the crust! Spread it out all nice and even.
Then put your second pie crust on top and pinch around the edges for decorative purposes. Grab a knife and cut around the outside of the pie pan to remove excess crust. Then poke some vent holes in the top of your crust.
Now it is time to pop this baby in the oven. The recipe says for 45 minutes to an hour or until it’s golden brown. Mine was done after 45 minutes. And here we have the finished product:
The Verdict: This is actually 100% definitely the most delicious thing that I have ever made. The spices and the pork go together so amazingly! I fed it to my friend and she didn’t even realized the meat was pork it is so good! I even ate some cold for breakfast this morning and it was still delicious. Definitely going to have to make it again. I also have to make everything at Inn at the crossroads
because, whoa, delicious! You can find the original recipe here
! Seriously, go make it right now. It is so tasty!
Totally awesome items inspired by George R. R. Martin’s novels and the HBO series!
Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.