At last the legendary Nakatish Meat Pies

Last night we enjoyed some homemade Meat Pies. It is clear from even 5 minutes in Natchitoches that Meat Pies are thing here.



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  1. pelerin says:

    They look like Cornish pasties!

  2. acricketchirps says:

    Little known fact: There is actually no corn in a Cornish pasty.

  3. gloriainexcelsis says:

    pelerin – I was about to say the same thing. The Cornish miners in the Gold Country in Nor Cal took those tasty pasties (pronounced with a short a or the locals will glower at you) down into the mines in metal buckets. They hung the buckets over candles to keep them warm for their meal break. They are still popular. A couple of places in Grass Valley and Nevada City make them. Dip ’em in a meat broth. Mmmmm. Good.

  4. BLB Oregon says:

    Emeril Lagasse has a recipe for Natchitoches Meat Pies posted on the Food Network web site.
    (Recipe from “New New Orleans Cooking”, by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch. Published by William and Morrow, 1993)

  5. BLB Oregon says:

    The cayenne and the Cajun seasoning would indicate that these pies are not quite the same ones that left Cornwall.

  6. aemmel says:

    One advantage to leaving in East Texas…I’ve grown up with real Cajun cooking nearby!

  7. OrthodoxChick says:

    Wow! The Natchitoches meat pies look really similar to the Jamaican meat pies that I used to live on while attending college on Long Island. Packed on the usual “Freshman 15” thanks to these things!

  8. Netmilsmom says:

    They look like Pasties. Love me some Pasties when I go to the UP!

  9. OrthodoxChick says:

    It seems every ethnicity has some version of a meat pie. It’s gotta be the ultimate comfort food. Here in New England, I grew up on the “Yankee” English version of the pork pie. And now living by a neighboring town with a large french population, there seems to be a French meat pie (Tourtiere?) at every community potluck social function. And what’s better than a nice pastitsio or the Italian version of the meat pie that all card-carrying Italian women prepare for the Easter table?

    Tomorrow’s Friday. Better sneak the meat pie fix in before midnight!

  10. Rose in NE says:

    Perhaps tomorrow they could be filled with alligator?

  11. Magpie says:

    Looks very like a Cornish Pasty.

  12. Fr. Z, so glad you got some meat pies! They are so good that it is hard to stop eating, lol. There is a yearly Festival at St. Augustine’s on Cane River, usually the 2nd week of October, and my brother stops in on the way back to Texas from our family reunion a little further south, and buys a multitude of them for the freezer. You an get them cooked or ready to bake.

  13. Last line should read “You can”, not “you an.” Whoops! I was getting shaky just thinking of meat pies.

  14. BLB Oregon says:

    What are y’all doing in late September?

  15. patergary says:

    This looks like an EMPANADA!

  16. Sword40 says:

    Yep, pasties. and there isn’t any Cornish game hens involved. Boy, my ancestors sure got around.
    I figure that where ever there was a hole in the ground, there you’d find a Cornish miner.

  17. martin.c says:

    Empanadas! Muy ricas.

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