When your Gallant great grandparents came from PEI to northern Maine to settle, they brought lots of pieces of Canada with then. One was Nana's pork pie recipe. Usually, sometime between Christmas and New Years, I try my hand at it. This was on last night's menu.
Nana's Pork Pie
1 pkg. Pillsbury Hot Roll mix
At least 3 pounds of Pork
One large Onion
Salt and Pepper
Prepare hot roll mix according to directions- let rise once.
Slice onions and pork into cubes. Cover w/ water and bring to boil. Lower temperature a bit and 'strongly simmer' for approximately 1/2 hour or til tender. Add salt and pepper and thicken the liquid with flour. (Mix about 1 Tbsp flour into about 3 tbsp cold water and then pout it into the water. Stir and cook until mixture thickens somewhat, like a gravy.)
Mix caraway seeds into the dough, divide dough in 1/2, roll it out on a floured surface and line greased pan with 1/2 of the hot roll mix.
Place pork mixture on top of lined pan. Place rest of roll mixture on top. Seal edges.
Put more caraway seeds on top. Cut hole in top. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes(cover w/ foil after about 30 minutes to prevent over browning.)
Enjoy! It's great for dinner, lunch or breakfast.
Grandkids, I hope you too carry on this culinary tradition passed on to you from your great grandmother, Josie. You won't be disappointed!