By Gabrielle Hungate a recent ASU nutrition student
This recipe is a strong contender in the French Canadian culture. It is a meat pie that we call Toutiere. It is a meat pie that is made with a variety of spices. I grew up eating this every Christmas. It was a tradition for every patriarch to make one see who had the best one while keeping it a secret of the different ingredients. It was never a holiday without this baking in the oven. This particular recipe is one that my mother, my grandmothers, and my aunts, as well as their mothers, made.
1 Store-bought of homemade pie crust
2 pounds ground pork
1 large onion
3 large potatoes
1 tablespoon allspice
Salt and pepper
- Cook the pork and onion slowly in a large saucepan and cook over low heat for about an hour.
- Add Allspice 30 minutes into cooking.
- While that is preparing, boil potatoes until they are tender
- When is done, add potatoes, salt and pepper and mash together
- Pour into a pie shell, cover with top crust and vent holes
- Bake at 400 degrees until crust Is golden brown