Monday, October 22, 2012

Turkey Pot Pie

Over the last few years, as a family, we have tried to reduce the amount of processed flour we eat.  We've gone from having a bread option at each meal to, now, at many meals having no bread or flour of any kind, just a simple lean protein and fresh cut veggies and fruit.  Most of the time this works well for us.....but, sometimes I JUST NEED SOME BREAD!   Ok, there, I said it, I feel much better now:)

All kidding aside, some dishes just cannot be created without the flour element, like turkey pot pie.  But, instead of making the crust and also corn bread to go on the side like I normally would, tonight I made a corn bread biscuit in place of the crust and killed two birds with one stone.  Yay me, I love it when I have a good idea:)

Begin with equal parts of butter and olive oil in a large oven safe skillet.  Chop an onion and sauté with a bit of salt til translucent.

To make the rue- add into the onions the flour along with all of the seasonings, cook stirring for several minutes.

The mixture should be thick and turning golden brown like this.

Next add chicken stock and milk, stirring to incorporate the rue into the liquid.  Continue stirring until the liquid becomes thick and bubbly.  This is also a good time to taste the sauce and adjust the seasonings if needed.

Add frozen veggies, stir to combine and allow to heat through.

Last add in the cooked turkey meat.  At this point you can cover the skillet and turn the heat off while mixing the biscuits.

Preheat the oven to 400F and in a medium bowl combine the dry ingredients.

In a small bowl combine the wet ingredients.

Add that to the dry and stir to combine.

Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the biscuit batter onto the top of the pot pie filling.  Place in the oven and bake, mine took about 23 minutes.

Here it is out of the oven, looks good to me!

Turkey Pot Pie

1 onion, chopped
2 T butter
2 T olive oil
1 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1 t poultry seasoning
1/3 c flour
2 c chicken (or turkey) stock
3/4 c milk
1 bag frozen mix veggies
2 c cooked turkey, chopped

In a large oven safe skillet saute onion in butter, olive oil and salt.  When onion is translucent add in remaining spices and flour.  Cook and stir for several minutes, til thick and turning brown.  Add in chicken stock and milk, cooking and stirring til thick and bubbly.  Add in veggies and allow to warm through.  Add in turkey, stir in, cover skillet and remove from heat while mixing biscuit dough.

Corn Bread Biscuits

1 c ap flour
1 c corn meal
1/4 c sugar
4 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/4 t baking soda
3 1/2 T melted butter
1 egg
1 c buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400F.  In a medium mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients, set aside.  In a small mixing bowl combine the wet ingredients.  Add the wet to the dry and mix til combined.  Using an ice cream scoop, scoop dollups of dough onto the pot pie filling.  Place skillet into oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes, til top is golden brown and sides are bubbly.  Enjoy!

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