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This was given to me by my Canadian friend and she says it's traditional French Canadian food. You can top individual servings with ketchup or mustard if you like. You can also add chopped onion to the meat if you want.
- Brown ground beef and ground pork over medium heat until thoroughly cooked. Drain off grease.
- Mix together cooked meat, potatoes, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
- Line a 9 inch pie dish with pastry. Spoon pork mixture into pie crust, and top with second pie crust. Brush top crust with egg white. Shield crust edges with aluminum foil to prevent burning.
- Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Remove foil for final 15 minutes of baking to brown edges.
This is an astounding and simple recipe on a cold night. It's been in my family for three generations down from my French Canadian grandfather with minor variations. I use Pillsbury ready made crusts. Everyone asks me how I make them so perfect! I also serve mushroom or brown gravy from a packet. It really helps with the heaviness of the pie. All my family and friends are mad about it!!