|Large amounts of Cayenne
combined with mint. These are quite good, easy to make, and are great for parties and
carry-ins. Good baked or deep-fried (due to the calories, grease, fat, and mess, it's best
to stick with 'baked'). The finished pies freeze well.
Pie dough (homemade or 'lazy') Filling:
- 1 pound ground turkey (other ground meats will work, but the grease from beef or pork makes the little pies rather unappetizing)
- 4 Tbsp. (at least) Cayenne pepper
Fry the ground turkey, garlic, and spices. Drain off whatever grease is left in the pan.
Prepare the pie dough. Roll into very thin layer. Use a cookie cutter or glass to make 3" circles of dough.
Place rounded tsp. of meat mix on dough.
Fold or pinch dough to enclose meat. -optional- may add a very small slice of sharp cheddar or other cheese inside dough.
Bake or deep-fry until dough reaches desired level of brownness.
Serve hot or cold. A dipping sauce made from pureed bell peppers goes well with these.
Best not to serve these to performers before a show, as folks in the 1st through 10th rows may not appreciate the resulting blast of garlic-mint-pepper breath!
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