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Curry chicken pot pies
|Place of origin||United States|
|Main ingredient(s)||meat (beef, chicken or turkey), gravy, mixed vegetables (potatoes, carrots, green beans and peas)|
The pot pie does differ from the Australian meat pie and many British regional variants on pie recipes, which may have a top of flaky pastry, but whose body is usually made from heavier, more mechanically stable shortcrust, hot water crust or similar pastry.
The pot pie may be considered a variation of the pasty.
An American pot pie typically has a filling of meat (particularly beef, chicken or turkey), gravy, and mixed vegetables (potatoes, carrots, green beans and peas). Frozen pot pies are often available in individual serving sizes.
The distinction between a pot pie and other types of savoury pie is specific to the United States of America and parts of Canada. In the United Kingdom a pot pie would simply be called a pie, the word having a much broader application in British English.
Some American pie variations have no bottom crust and are more similar to a baked casserole (or chicken and dumplings) than to a traditional meat pie. Since the remaining top crust is not required to offer any structural support, it can be made by closely spacing small dollops of drop biscuit dough onto the stew-like filling before baking. This type of pie is also very common in the United Kingdom, where it is known as a top-crust pie.
In the Pennsylvania Dutch region, there is a dish called "bot boi" (or "bott boi") by Deitsh-speaking natives. Pennsylvania Dutch pot pie is a stew, usually made of a combination of chicken, ham, beef, or wild game with square-cut egg noodles, potatoes, and a stock of onion, optional celery and parsley. Bouillon is sometimes used to enhance the flavor. The egg noodles are often made from scratch from flour, eggs, salt (optional) and water. Some recipes use leavening agents such as baking powder, while others use only flour and hot broth.
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