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What Goes In A Farmer's Pie

Tonight, in celebration of the fact that we were home for supper, or perhaps in commiseration of the fact that we weren't still in Pensacola to have supper with 2LT Son1, my wife baked a Farmer's Pie. I don't know if any of y'all have heard of Farmer's Pie before. It is something that K learned from her mother. I'm not sure where her mother learned it but I'll tell you the story my MIL told me.

K's great uncle was a doctor and a missionary. He traveled the world, offering his medical services to the poor and downtrodden along with his witness about Christianity. When he would come home to visit he would sometimes bring back recipes for the dishes he'd tried and enjoyed while abroad.

According to my MIL, one time Great Uncle C brought home a recipe for this Farmer's Pie he'd gotten while working the in the wilds of the Amazon.

"Of course," Uncle C allegedly told the family, "you should replace the main ingredient with beef, pork, or chicken."

When pressed about what the main ingredient was that they should replace, Uncle C is supposed to have replied, "Isn't it obvious? You bake apples into apple pie, don't you?"

Now, I'm not saying I believe this story, but my MIL insisted it was true. I never met Great Uncle C, but from what I've heard of him from other of the older family members, it sounds like just the kind of story he would tell.


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VinceSummers wrote on July 31, 2015, 10:51 PM

Interesting tale. I'm a meat pie guy. I love beefsteak and kidney pie, though I haven't had one in years. I did develop a chicken pot pie recipe, though not a scratch pie.

Feisty56 wrote on July 31, 2015, 11:01 PM

Is Farmer's Pie similar to Shepherd's Pie? I thought perhaps a recipe or description was going to be included -- now you've piqued my curiosity.

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 31, 2015, 11:12 PM

Farmer's Pie has a meat crust with rice filling. The meat crust is usually ground beef or ground turkey. If you'd like, I can see if my wife will let me post the recipe.

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 31, 2015, 11:12 PM

I enjoy a well prepared chicken pot pie. It is one of the few offerings at Cracker Barrel that I really like.

bestwriter wrote on August 1, 2015, 12:16 AM

So he was using apple pie recipe and told everyone that it was his 'invention' emoticon :grin: I have a recipe known as 'shepherd's pie' I learnt it at a cooking class.

allen0187 wrote on August 1, 2015, 1:55 AM

First time I've heard about farmer's pie. I'm familiar with shepherd's pie and I did make a post about that. Curious as to what the 'original ingredient' is DWDavisRSL .

MegL wrote on August 1, 2015, 3:50 AM

Would love to see the recipe for this. Wonder if it is like Hunter's stew or bigas, where you just keep the original stew or soup going by throwing something new into the pot?

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DWDavisRSL wrote on August 1, 2015, 7:11 AM

Farmer's Pie has a meat crust with a rice filling. He was making a joke saying that if apples go in apple pie what do you think goes in farmer's pie.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 1, 2015, 7:13 AM

allen0187 , if apples go into apple pie, what would you put in farmers pie? It was a joke of Great Uncle C's because of the history of some of the indigenous folks he worked with on his mission.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 1, 2015, 7:14 AM

I will have to write a post with the recipe as there seems to be much interest.

lexiconlover wrote on August 1, 2015, 8:09 AM

I used to love pot pies, stopped eating them for awhile after seeing Sweeney Todd.. And actually had one for lunch the other day here at the hospital..

bestwriter wrote on August 1, 2015, 8:10 AM

Oh no! How stupid of me that I did not understand the joke!!

Feisty56 wrote on August 1, 2015, 10:42 AM

That would be wonderful if your wife will let you share and you do so. With the colder months on the way, it sounds like it might be a great dish to serve to family.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 1, 2015, 2:36 PM

I will post an article with the recipe later today. K said she doesn't mind sharing it at all.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 1, 2015, 2:38 PM

Don't feel bad. It seems most people didn't realize it was a joke. At least you did catch on that there was something odd about the story.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 1, 2015, 2:43 PM

Our local grocery carries a brand of chicken pot pies that cooks up nice in the microwave. Best I've found.

AliCanary wrote on August 1, 2015, 3:08 PM

...and knowing how they make olive oil makes me pretty suspicious about baby oil...

lexiconlover wrote on August 1, 2015, 3:38 PM

I like the beef ones the best, but I've had some pretty great chicken ones too. V

wolfgirl569 wrote on August 1, 2015, 4:40 PM

I would love the recipe if your wife dont mind sharing. But not with the farmer in it lol