Well, that was fun. You may remember my little post about winning at the KCRW Good Food 6th Annual Pie Contest with the Beer Braised Pork Pie that I named after our blogging friend Mr. Fitz and using Huckleberry Cookbook’s recipe for Beer Braised Pork. I thought I might never spend 3 days on a pie again (braise pork, boil down braising liquid, marinate pork in Bud Light Reduction Sauce overnight, make pie, bake pie, let pie sit overnight to set), but I did. In fact, I just spent the last 2 days braising pork butts and shoulders to make beer braised pork pies at the invitation of my friend Oliver Woolley, who sells heritage pork (a Mangalitsa cross breed) at our local farmer’s market. He thought they might sell well. Yeah, they did. Gone in less than an hour and I have orders for next week.
My tentative plan is to make this classic pork pie each week and then a “wild card” pork pie, and a seasonal veg + pork pie per week. Please send your fun ideas for pork pie my way! I’ll name a pie after you!
Have a great weekend, I’m going out for dinner!