My Nigerian meat pie memories.
I have three older sisters who were already married by the time I was in primary school (well, the age gap between my sisters and I are major, so) that means more travels and more time away from the village during end of school holidays. I particularly prefer spending my end of school year long holidays in Maiduguri where my (parents) second daughter lived. Notably, my sister has a hair salon (one of the best in Maiduguri at that time) and just like most businesses in Nigerian snacks are made available (for purchase) should in case the customers need it while waiting.
In this case, there is always a daily supply of Nigerian meat pie, chin-chin, buns and doughnut to the salon (by the “supply lady”). And sometimes my sister would give us some of these snacks as a reward for good behavior, oh Lordie, good old days. My love for Nigerian meat pie started years ago, fast forward to now and this soulful snack still remains one of my most treasured childhood (and adult) delicacies. Click To Tweet
Savory street snack.
Firstly, Nigerian meat pie like most Nigerian snacks is usually sold on most streets in Nigerian. OK, here’s what I mean: if you are one my very good friends that are not entirely familiar with my 9ja/African culture, let me explain; in most African nation snacks are sold on the streets. Yes, on the street! For instance, motorists and passengers can actually buy foods/snack on the road while on the go, and also at certain bus stops/red light stops or even during heavy traffic, yes quote me. I know this description might sound crazy, but it is very accurate. So do not be surprise when you see this kind of scenario at play in 9ja or any other African nation, got it? Wonderful!
Secondly, if you really do not like to get your hands dirty (I mean food dirty) and/or you do not want to get into the cumbersomeness of making Nigerian meat pie that means you can readily buy it on the street BOOM! Thirdly, if you live in Obodo Oyinbo (or abroad), that means you may not see it on the street (like in 9ja), but you may also still snag it from that African store around the corner if they do sell it. (For the record), most African stores also sell African snacks so you may be in luck! 🙂This classic Nigerian meat pie recipe is divine, you will no longer have to wait for a trip to the store or the street, instead, you can now confidently make and enjoy meat pies at will! Click To Tweet
Mastering the Nigerian Meat Pie.
The Nigerian meat pie is a classic masterpiece. It is usually the first choice among Nigerian snacks without question. Very true that in Nigerian and in most African countries we savor a variety of snacks, yet, the meat pie is regarded as one of the best! This is unlike anything you may have seen, known or eaten; in other words, the Nigerian meat pie is E V E R Y T H I N G! Beautiful, sweet, and savory crust filled with well-seasoned moist, meaty and veggie goodness – Nigerian meat pie. Click To Tweet
Making the Nigerian meat pie.
No doubt making Nigerian meat pie requires good amount of time and effort. I will be lying if I would say it doesn’t. However, every time and energy spent on making this dish is totally worth it. Because meat pie making is an intimate process and OMG you made it, that’s your creation (the best feeling ever)!
Here are some of the things you will need to make a marvelous meat pie crust. They include flour, very cold butter, baking powder, eggs, sugar, nutmeg, all of these will make a great crust, trust me!
On the other hand, for the filling, you will need the following. Lean ground beef, fresh carrots, fresh potatoes, olive oil, flour, seasonings, as well as some water.
Equally important to know is that meat pie sizes differ and totally dependent on you – the maker! I made about 16 regulars and 1 supersize one from this recipe. That supersized one was a special order by the husband.😂
Now if you are ready, let’s delight our souls with some delicious Nigerian meat pie.
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