Saturday, September 27, 2014

Savory Duck Hand Pies for #10DaysofTailgating {#dairyfree #recipe}

Disclaimer: Free products from the sponsors of this event have been received; all opinions are my own 

It's the weekend = party time; bring on the games and the parties to celebrate them.  Will you have a party at your house or be tailgating this weekend.  As far as I know there won't be tailgating in Oregon this weekend as the Oregon Ducks are off, and the Oregon Beaver are not playing at home.  Go Beavers!  Around here people in Portland you are either a Duck or a Beaver…well, I am fine with either team but think that these Savory Duck Hand pies are more a ducky meal to support the Oregon Ducks, but then again….I actually wanted to name these cute hand pies Oregon Duck Hand pies but you know these are so delicious and certainly just want to appeal to one team :)  For the picture I had planned to serve them on a bed of greed lettuce with a side of pineapple salsa ~ you know, green and yellow…well, that did not happen either…

But here take a look at these delicious little hand pies….

Ground duck, sweet and tangy Cherry Chipotle Not Ketchup, ginger, garlic, sesame, carrots and scallions wrapped into flakey dough that is baked to perfection…

Oh, yes…these are absolutely 100% delicious no matter your favorite team; it's crust and perfectly seasoned tasty meat.  Plus it comes together easily - I did not say super quick, but easy.  With a few exceptions i.e. puff pastry I always like to make my own dough, to me it is just like magic when the flour combines with the "butter", water and turns into dough.  That's me - but you can take a shortcut and use puff pastry sheets instead.  

These are Ducky Hand Pies and let me just tell you that Ron was absolutely thrilled.  He absolutely loves duck and this - yes another first - was the first time I have ever cooked duck.  It was perfect with the duck meat but if you do not have duck handy, a beef, pork or a combination of both would work as well.  

Savory Duck Hand Pies

  • 1 C flour
  • 1/2 Tbl
  •    5 Tbl Earth Balance, or other vegan margarine cut into pieces
  • 1/4 C cold water
  1. In a large bowl combine flour, salt, and margarine. Mix together - by hand - until the entire mixture is crumbly 
  2. Add cold water at once and quickly - I use a scraper and/or my hands - put ingredients together until the ingredients come together into a dough {do not knead}
  3. Place the piece of dough into kitchen wrap and cool for at least 1/2 hour before using
  1. Heat canola oil and when hot add sesame seeds; sauté until sesame seeds turn slightly golden
  2. Add garlic, ginger, and carrots.  Sauté until fragrant and carrots turn bright orange in color
  3. Add ground duck to the vegetables.  Sauté until duck is crumbly and all the way cooked through.
  4. Stir in Cherry Chipotle Not Ketchup along with a pinch of salt and sauté for another couple of minutes
  5. Add scallions and adjust salt if needed
Finishing and baking
  • 1 egg yolk beaten plus 1 Tbs water
**** Preheat oven to 425F and line one or two cookie sheets with parchment paper ****
  1. Cover your work space with some flour and place cold dough onto it
  2. Roll dough out very thinly
  3. Cut dough into even squares
  4. Place filling onto the middle of each square then fold up the edges 
  5. Place each package onto the prepared baking sheet 
  6. Brush egg onto each package
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden
Enjoy warm or cold!

For more inspiration take a look at what the other bloggers are bringing to the party today…

Here's what everyone brought to the table today...

Chicken Bacon RanchTaquitos by Things I Make (for Dinner)
Cherry Chipotle Glazed Wings by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Firewired Pancetta-Wrapped Seafood by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Maize and Blue Chicken Salad by Sew You Think You Can Cook
Savory Duck Handpies by The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Slow Cooker Smoky Date Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Smokey Red Lentil Chili by Debbi Does Dinner Healthy
Thai Beef Skewers by The Pajama Chef

Apple Cherry Spice Cocktail by CafeTerraBlog

Kicked up Spinach Dip by Miss Laura’s Kitchen
Pizza Dip by Making Miracles

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Hard Pretzels by The Spiffy Cookie

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