Comfort Food – what does that meant to you? Is it warm, crusty, brothy or buttery? Is it spicy, refreshing, salty or sweet? Whatever it means to you, i’m sure you gravitate to it on a cool winter day when you’re feeling a little low or under the weather. I hope it fills you with warmth.
To me, and to many in the world, comfort is synonymous with pie. Whether filled with meat, cheese, spinach, potatoes, pecans, cream or chocolate, berries, small birds or a mix of all of the above, surely pies have been comforting us for ages.
This recipe is for the most basic and delicious of pies, and perhaps the most all american of pies (other than apple). Yes, I’m speaking of the chicken pot pie.
- 1 cup potato , diced
- 1 cup onion , diced
- 1 cup celery , diced
- 1 cup carrot , diced
- 1/3 cup melted margarine
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 cups chicken , cooked and chopped
- 2 pie crusts – use this amazing crust recipe from Jeffrey Steingarten food editor at Vogue and author of two of my favorite books: “The Man who ate Everything” and “It must have been something I ate”