Day 4 of the year’s 365 day photo project has come and gone, and it is safe to say there will probably be a ton of food and drink posts to come this year. Today’s post is inspired by the meat pie dinner party we had at our place with a couple of Pat’s friends — a party that made me realize (again) how much I enjoy [his] meat pies.
The Australian people love meat pies, and it is actually what they are referring to when they say they want a pie, not like the fruit pies we get in the States. The closest thing I can compare them to is a pot pie, but with a usually thicker gravy inside. Here, the meat pie is a famous Australian food that resembles a kind of fast food along with sausage rolls and chiko rolls.
Only the typical meat pies that you might get at a footy game or at the local convenience store are usually filled with a more gelatinous gravy and meat of a lower quality. Not so much my favorite thing in the world…
…not until I bought Pat a pie machine for Christmas last year.
I’m pretty sure it has been the best present I could have gotten for anyone since he is obsessed with pies and making them a bit gourmet. So, I am often met with something that looks like this:
They’re usually filled with a glorious chicken curry or stew that has been lovingly prepared by the master of the kitchen himself.
I’m so lucky to have a boyfriend that can cook and give me some Aussie meat pies that I love!