Chinese Pie Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2014
It is very much like a common dish in Quebec known as "pate chinois," which translates as Chinese pie, though it is not Chinese at all. The Quebecois season their meat with Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, or similar flavors, not with white sauce; and they make it with just corn, like this recipe, not with mixed veggies as I would do for shepherd's pie. The history behind the dish, as we were told, is that it was created to feed the thousands of Chinese workers brought in to build the Canadian National Railroad -- cheap, available ingredients, nutritious and filling.
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Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2014
It's very tasty, very simple, very quick, and very easy to put together. I had no corn on hand, so I used our frozen green beans instead, thanks to suggestion by Volleyballmom. Rather than ketchup, my husband had salsa on his and I had Spicy Thai sauce on mine. We really quite enjoyed it and I'll definitely make it again. Made my white sauce with 3 tbsp flour, 1 c water, 1/3 c skim milk powder, 1/4 tsp garlic powder and S & P to taste. Thank you to Eileen, the recipe poster.
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Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2014
Tweak alert. We don't typically eat corn but I really wanted to try this recipe so I used steamed green beans. I used jarred Classico alfredo sauce for the white sauce. This was a really good recipe and a nice twist on shep pie. I will make it again. thanks Eileen
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Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2013
Love it as is! My mom also called it Chinese pie!
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