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Jessie Henninger


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10 servings


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Al Gore Veggie Pot Pie

Ingredients

  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 box puff pastry
  • 3 fist-sized potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • ½ cup frozen baby peas
  • ½ cup frozen baby broccoli florets
  • ½ cup frozen green beans
  • ½ cup chopped mushrooms, optional
  • 3 leeks, white and pale green parts only, chopped
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • ½ stick butter
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp Penzey's Buttermilk Dressing Mix OR Herbes De Provence
  • ½ tsp. salt

Method

Saute mushrooms in olive oil. Combine potatoes, carrots, broccoli, green beans and corn with mushrooms in broth and par-cook them gently for 5 minutes.

Remove the vegetables from the broth and place them into a prepared 9x13 inch baking dish. Reserve 4 cups of broth.

To make the gravy, melt butter in same pot over medium heat. Add leeks and shallots. Sauté until tender, about 8 minutes. Add flour and stir 2 minutes. Stir in 4 cups broth and white wine. Increase heat to high and bring to boil, stirring constantly. Add cream and boil until sauce thickens enough to coat spoon, whisking frequently, about 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and the Buttermilk Dressing mix OR Herbes De Provence. Pour gravy over vegetable mixture in dish. Stir to blend. Cool 45 minutes. (Filling can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)

Position 1 rack in top third of oven and place baking sheet on bottom rack in oven; preheat to 400°F. Roll out puff pastry to 15x10 1/2-inch rectangle. You should have some left over. Place dough rectangle on top of vegetables. Cut slits in crust to allow steam to escape. Sometimes I cut shapes out of the remaining dough and place on top. For example, when I made this Pot Pie for the 2000 Presidential Election, I spelled Gore '00 in pastry on the top. I also sometimes will make a bottom crust for the pot pie depending on my mood.

Place pot pie on top rack and bake until crust is golden and gravy is bubbling, about 50 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

This dish gets its name because it was invented on the night the returns came in for the 2000 presidential election. The pot pie I made on that ill-fated night had "GORE 2000" spelled out in pastry crust across the top. He lost anyway. :(