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Emeril's-style Pork Pies

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Ingredients:

  • Salt
  • Essence, recipe follows
  • Cayenne

Directions:

  1. Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet and brown the sausage, 5 to 6 minutes.
  2. Add the onions, bell peppers, celery, salt, Essence, cayenne, and black pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are wilted, 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Dissolve the flour in the water and add to the meat mixture. Stir until the mixture thickens slightly, about 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and add the green onions and rice. Mix well and let cool. Stir in the cheese.
  5. Makes 8

    Pastry for Pork Pies Ingredients:

    • 3 cups flour
    • Solid vegetable shortening for deep-frying

Directions:

  1. Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Cut in the shortening unit it resembles coarse meal.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the egg with the milk. Gradually add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, working it to make a thick dough.
  3. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough pieces into thin rounds, about 5 inches in diameter. Put about 1/4 cup of the mixture in the center of each round, fold over and crimp the edges with a fork.
  4. Heat the shortening a deep pot or an electric deep-fryer to 360° F.
  5. Fry the pies, two to three at a time, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.
  6. Makes 12 small pies

    Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning Ingredients:

    • 2 1/2 Tbsp paprika

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Makes 2/3 cup

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