Lets PARTY for Mardi Gras!!Aurora Catering's

Muffuletta Mini Pies
Yield - 24 Mini Pies

 

Ingredients
24 - 5 INCH SQUARE PIE CRUST

1/4  CUP ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
2  LBS LEAN HAM (Shaved)
1  LB GENOA SALAMI (Sliced)
1  LB PROVOLONE CHEESE (Sliced)
1  CUP AURORA'S MUFFULETTA OLIVE SALAD (See recipe)
2   EGGS (Beaten)

 

DEEP FAT FRYER SET TO 350F


Method
Spread the squares over a large floured stainless steel work table, assemble these in batches on a cutting board.  Use a 5 inch diameter cookie cutter and cut the dough into circles.  In the middle of each pie dough place a folded 4 inch piece of ham and salami.  Then add 1-1/2 teaspoons of olive salad, top with a piece of cheese.

 

Then egg wash the edges with a pastry brush and fold over the filled pies to create half moon shapes.  Use a fork to press down the edges to make a solid seal.

 

Drop 4 or 5 pies into the fryer, remove when golden brown (about 4-5 minutes each batch).   Place the fried pies on a wire rack and allow to cool.

 

A true New Orleans OriginalPlate Presentation
Remove from the pies, and arrange on a linen lined basket, Serve!

 

Chef's Notes:
These are a popular HDO!  IT is quite impressive to watch guests as they bite into the pies to find a mini muff!

 

They are also a welcomed treat along a Mardi Gras parade route!!  Pack them individually in a Ziploc sandwich bag along with a bevnap!!


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Chef Emile L. Stieffel, Aurora Catering, Inc. email address: ChefEmile@CustomCatering.net
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Revised: May 13, 2018.