Rappy Pie (Acadian Food)

Rappy Pie  (Acadian Food) created by NoraMarie

I was brought up on this. We always had it for special days. At home this was made more than roast beef.

Ready In:
2hrs 45mins



  • Cook chicken, onions, carrots, celery, and salt in water to cover.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for about 2 hours.
  • Remove skin and bones and cut chicken in small pieces.
  • Strain broth.
  • Peel potatoes, grate very fine like you would make potato pancakes.
  • Or puree in blender.
  • Working with 2 cups at a time, squeeze it in a clean cloth to remove as much liquid as possible {save liquid}.
  • Empty potato into a large bowl {the potatoes will look like snow}.
  • Measure liquid and discard, measure an equal amount of the very hot broth and gradually mix in the grated potatoes.
  • {Potato will swell}The potato will change color.
  • Spread 1/2 in a greased pan 15x20 and cover with chicken, spread the rest on top.
  • Dot with butter, it will make the crust golden brown.
  • Bake at 400 until top start to brown {30 minutes}.
  • Lower oven to 350 and continue baking for another 2 hours.
  • This may be made with beef, clams etc.
  • You can serve it with pickles.
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  1. Janie B.
    i tried making the pie, u see my family is from Yarmouth N.S. and we love the pie and my mom and grandmother could make the best pie i ever had growing up!!! but now there both gone so my question is what potato is better? my mom said old potato r better and i can't remember what my grandmother said! can someone help me?
  2. Gayle O.
    This is NOTHING like shepards pie. Not even a little bit. And carrots, I think not. Where are the salted green onions pray tell?
  3. Chef1MOM-Connie
    Made this delicious pie for dinner and I just about ate the whole thing myself and loved every morsel. Nora this is a surefire keeper!! It is similar to Shepard's Pie but less fattening and I belive tastier. So simple to put together! I got a great deal on chicken at the store so cooked the whole batch, saved broth to make soup, and made this pie for dinner that night. Wonderful comfort food and with our snowstorm and no driving bans it kept this mama in and happy. DHsaid it was the perfect come home from the storm dinner as it was warm and the kind of dinner you want when your bones are cold. Made in honour and memory of Ed.
  4. AcadiaTwo
    Delicious! Its similar to a shepherd's pie. I made this with left over turkey that we had two nights ago. It worked really well as I cooked the carcass with the vegetables and then added the precooked turkey meat. I didn't discard the rest of the broth and instead froze it for later use as homemade stock. Lovely comfort food! Made in Memory of Nora's DH Ed.
  5. avalon2266
    My great uncel made this all the time for special ocations

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