My daughter, Jazlyn, is anaphylactic to egg, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts. When she was first diagnosed, I found it very difficult to find recipes and foods that didn't taste like "allergy" food. Over the last 15 years I have had a lot of fun developing and changing recipes so that they are safe for her. I love to share my recipes so that other families can realize how yummy "allergy" foods can taste. You don't have to sacrifice taste or your favorite foods, you just have to rethink how to make them. I made a promise to Jazzy that I would do my very best to find a way for her to eat any food she wants to try. So far I have been able to keep that promise. I hope your family enjoys these recipes as much as we do.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Pennsylvania Dutch Slippery Pot Pie

This pot pie is a Pennsylvania Dutch or Amish type of pot pie made with homemade noodles, not the casserole topped with a pie crust. If you are looking for that version, here is Meat Pot Pie that we love. It is called a slippery pot pie because of the noodles inside of it. I guess it is their way of distinguishing one from the other.

Pennsylvania Dutch Slippery Pot Pie

8 cups broth
3-4 potatoes, peeled and diced OR 1-2 cans diced potatoes
6-10 baby carrots, sliced
1 can corn OR 1 cup frozen corn
1 can peas OR 1 cup frozen peas
1 pound cooked and diced ham, chicken, turkey, diced sausage, or cooked ground beef
1 batch Pot Pie Dough (see recipe below)
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup water

Bring the broth to a boil in a large soup pot. Add the potatoes and carrots then cook over medium high heat for 10 minutes. Stir in the corn, peas, and ham. Reduce the heat to medium low then drop in the pot pie squares. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the flour and water. Add the mixture then cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until the pot pie squares are soft. Remove the pot from the heat then allow to set for 15 minutes before serving.

Pot Pie Dough

4 cups flour
2 cups water

Combine the ingredients with your hands until a dryish dough is formed. Roll out the dough to 1/8-1/4" thick. If the dough is too dry, add a little more water.  If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour. Use a pizza cutter or a knife to cut into squares.