Sunday, August 15, 2010

Brent's Nan's Chicken Curry Pies

Brent's family live a few hours drive away from us. So whenever we go up to visit for the weekend, we always go to his grandma's house to say hello. And eat her chicken curry pies.

I've never really eaten chicken curry pies before. It never really appealed to me. But after having these ones, I was an instant convert. They're nothing fancy, just simple and homemade. My kind of thing!
After trying them, I desperately wanted to get a pie maker, because thats what Nan uses. They're just so easy and they cook everything so quickly and they make cute little individual pies. Little individual ones!

So for christmas last year, Brent's parents got us a pie maker. We haven't used it that much, really (there's only so many days in a row you can have pie). But every now and then, I'll get all inspired and make pies on a lazy Sunday, so that we can eat hot pies in front of the telly, when it's cold and grey outside.

Nan's Chicken Curry Pies:
3 sheets of frozen puff pastry
1 onion, diced
3 chicken breasts, chopped
1 tbsp butter
2 tsp Keens curry powder
2 tbsp flour
1 cup frozen peas

Fry onion in butter until soft. Add chicken and fry until golden.
Add curry powder and flour and stir for a minute.
Add peas and enough milk to cover chicken.
Keep stirring until sauce becomes thick, and reduced slightly.
Add salt and fresh ground pepper, to your liking.
Cut out pastry sheets into circles and put in your pie maker (or a muffin tin will do, I suppose)
Cook until golden.
Listen to some laid-back tunes while you're cookin'.

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