TIPS TO MAKE TRADITIONAL POT PIE
You are likely familiar with Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Lancaster County. It is home to many delicious recipes, from rich scrapple to hearty dumplings. They are made from fresh ingredients from local produce gardens and livestock. What could be more comforting than authentic, delicious flavors?
Lancaster County’s staple dish is traditional pot pie. The Pennsylvania Dutch version can be even more delicious because it uses fresh ingredients that are carefully prepared. You might be interested in making this recipe. These are some tips to help you make your traditional pot pie.
HOW IS PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH POT PIE MADE
It is possible to wonder what makes Pennsylvania Dutch Pot Pie different from other pot pie recipes. Plump and rich homemade noodles are the key ingredient that gives pot pie its distinctive texture and flavor. These noodles can replace the pie crust or biscuit you are used to when making classic chicken pot pie varieties.
Although pie crust is excellent and refrigerated pie dough is the easiest option, the Pennsylvania Dutch Pot Pie noodles add a unique savory flavor that you will love as much. You’ll remember the homemade chicken noodle soup you ate as a child.
This version is healthier than regular chicken pot pies, often made in pans. It’s also made in a pot. The noodle dough can be made in a matter of minutes and requires only a few ingredients: flour, salt, and water.
Although this Amish-style recipe is more complex than regular pot pie recipes, the result is worth it. Read the following for helpful tips on making your own Pennsylvania Dutch Pot Pie.
TIPS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR TRADITIONAL POOT PIE
Many people love to recreate this delicious dish in their kitchens, so it’s not surprising. There are many Pennsylvania Dutch chicken pot pie recipes out there. Each one has a different type of vegetable and noodle dough ingredients.
You can find hundreds of recipes by doing a quick Google search. We’ve included one below to explain how it’s made.
Here are the ingredients to this Dutch Pot Pie recipe.
7 cups of water
3-4 cups of chicken broth
One tablespoon butter
1 1/2 – 2 cups diced potatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
1 to 2 cups chicken, chopped and cooked
1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons flour
If you like, feel free to add the following optional ingredients:
Two tablespoons chopped onion
One minced garlic clove
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup green beans
You will need the following ingredients to make your noodle dough:
One teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
1/2 cup water
Two large eggs, beaten
Let’s now move on to making a traditional pot pie.
PREPARE YOUR INGREDIENTS
Preparing your chicken and veggies ahead of time is a good idea. It makes cooking more accessible as you don’t have to do all the peeling, cutting, and dicing.
Cooking chicken is a must if you don’t have it. You should also prepare all vegetables you intend to use, regardless of whether they are on the list or if you think they sound delicious.
Wash all vegetables. Next, wash and peel your carrots. Slice your onions and garlic. Dice your potatoes. When you’re done, set your veggies and chicken aside. It will be easier to put everything together once you’ve completed this first step.
MAKE YOUR DOUGH
Next, you will need to make your homemade noodles. As we mentioned, making Amish-style pot pie noodles in the oven is easy.
Mix the eggs in a bowl. Add your salt and water. These ingredients should be thoroughly combined. Mix in the flour. Continue mixing until it becomes a ball. Your dough is now ready! Cover the dough with plastic wrap and place it in a bowl.
START YOUR BROTH
To melt the butter, heat a large saucepan. If desired, add your minced garlic clove and chopped carrots and onions. This mixture should be cooked on medium heat for about one to two minutes. Before bringing the mix to a boil, add the chicken broth and water.
FORM YOUR NOODLES
Another tip is to form your noodles while you wait for the broth boils. On a clean countertop, place a thin layer of flour on top. Take the dough out of the bowl and put it on the flour.
Use your hands to spread the dough lightly. You can lift the dough and sprinkle flour on top. Next, take a rolling pin and roll the dough out until it is thin, approximately 1/8 inch thick. If the dough sticks to your countertop, lift it and add more flour.
After you have rolled the dough to the desired thickness, get a pizza cutter. To make square noodles, cut the dough into two equal pieces.
If you’re looking for the authentic taste of traditional pot pie, you can also buy hand-rolled noodles.
COOK THE NOODLES
Once the broth has come to a boil, add your noodles to the pot. You may need to take a while to get all the noodles in, as you want them to only go in at once. You can only throw them all in once, as they will stick together during cooking. You can separate the noodles by using a spoon.
Allow the broth to boil for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add seasonings, chicken broth, peas, and potatoes to the broth. Keep the mixture boiling for a further ten minutes. You should cook the noodles for a few more minutes if they are thick.
FIND YOUR FLOUR AND WATER PASTE
A flour and water paste can be added to traditional pot pie noodles. This will thicken the mixture and enhance the dish’s texture.
While your noodles are cooking, add the flour to a cup. Next, slowly stir in warm water until you have a smooth paste. Use a fork or a whisk to stir the mixture. It can become lumpy if you add too much water to the mix without going well. These lumps can be prevented by adding small amounts of water and stirring immediately.
JOIN IT ALL
Once your noodles are cooked for 20 minutes, add the flour paste slowly while stirring to thicken the mixture. It should boil for about another minute. Let the pot pie cool down before you serve it.
This is Pennsylvania Dutch Pot Pie made in your kitchen. We hope you enjoy these comforting and savory flavors, whether you are making this dish for your family or guests. You’ll want to make it again and again after one bite.