Meat Pies Creole Style

Course : Cajun
Serves: 8
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Ingredients:

1 pound lean ground beef -- pork, veal
1 teaspoon water -- hot
1 teaspoon salt to taste
1 teaspoon black pepper -- freshly ground
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce to taste
1 medium Onion -- small, minced
1 clove garlic -- minced
2 tablespoons parsley -- chopped
3 medium green onion tops -- chopped
3 Cup vegetable oil for deep-frying
---pockets---
4 cups flour -- all-purpose
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 large egg
1 cup milk
 

Preparation / Directions:

1. In large skillet, combine all ingredients except Pockets and vegetable oil. 2. Cook over low heat, stirring, until meat is done. 3. Put spoonful of meat mixture in center of each pocket; fold over dough and pinch edges together to seal. 4. Deep-fry in fat until brown. 5. Drain on paper towels. *** POCKETS *** 1. Combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl. 2. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender. 3. Add milk and form dough; divide dough into egg-size pieces. 4. Roll each piece of dough into a circle 6 inches in diameter; set aside.


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