To clarify....we're talking Aussie meat pies....the sort you can eat one handed, whilst driving down the F1 in peak hour on the phone! I've never done that...I digress; Wifey & I are dealing with the fact we have to relocate in 4 weeks....so I'm trying to thin the freezer, so I had to do something with the heart & kidneys from the last pig who donated to my cause. Being an expat Aussie, one of the (many) hardest things to come by is pies. Apart from Harry's Cafe De Wheels Potato & Pea pie...steak and kidney is my all time favorite. So..with a pig heart in my hand and a pork kidney on the side, I decided to make, surprise,,,steak and kidney pie;
The likely suspects..(with some cheapo top side)
Whilst I was waiting for my Strawberry & Rhubarb jam to come together;
I dressed em and gave em a little milk bath
Cut it all up fine.....1/4" max....(remember that this is one handed food!)
Browned and stewed onion, carrot, heart & kidney in some beef stock, worschty sauce and red wine, with a touch of mace, cumin and cinnamon for around an hour
Then made pies!
And it was good!
It was perfect ( in my world) The heart was just like steak, the kidney was tender but still had a nice mild kidney flavor...I shouldn't have bothered with the top steak!.
The only down side is that a heart & two kidneys only made 5 pies!