Symbol of Strength: Potato and Chicken Pie Recipe
"Rapi" pie is a simple potato and meat dish that is also called "rapour" - from the French word for grated potato.
The humble pie has a special meaning for the descendants of the French colonialists in Canada. Its history dates back to the time of French colonialists who came to the Canadian-American area known as Acadia, then were deported by the British in the 18th century because they did not want to accept the crown.
When they returned years later, their fertile land belonged to the New Englanders, and the French colonialists had no choice but to grow what they could on the scarce land – and the best of all was potatoes.
The traditional dish of the poor has become a symbol of strength over time, and "rapi" pie is still prepared today.
If you want to bake it, leave some time to grate the potatoes, which are then strained, and to make it better, meat or fish broth is added to the pie.
- 1 chicken
- 3,5 kg of potatoes
- 1 onion
- 1 carrots
- 1 celery stalk
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
Meat, onion, carrot, celery and salt are placed in cold water and heated. When it boils, cook for about two hours. Strain the liquid. Clean the chicken and cut it into smaller pieces.
Peel the potatoes, grate them finely and squeeze out the excess liquid by placing them in a clean towel and wringing out the water well.
Measure the amount of liquid the potatoes have released and discard. Gradually add grated potato to an equal amount of boiled soup.
Spread half of the potatoes in a large greased baking dish, then cover it with the rest of the potatoes and add the softened butter.
Bake at 200 degrees Celsius for half an hour, until the top is golden brown. Then reduce the temperature to 180 degrees Celsius and bake for another two hours.