Meat Pie is an Australian teen comedy movie and a savoury pie, a well-known variety of meat pie includes the Australian meat pie.
Meat Pie the movie has been described as American Pie meets Rocky Horror...
Meat Pie the movie was directed by Garnet Mae, Produced and Written by Peter Furst and Garnet Mae. Cinematography was by Frank Hammond and Sound Department Rob Schreiber.
Cast includes: Sandy 'Austin Tayshus' Gutman, Johnny Boxer (Fat Pizza), Garnet Mae, Joanne Ashton (Big Brother 4), Trevor Butler, Paul He, Ed Kavalee, Aphrodite (Big Brother 4), Trevor (Big Brother) and Gabby Millgate (Muriel's Wedding).
Meat Pie the movie is about the completely clueless world of Jono Smith, who loses his best mate in his dad's mincer. Hearts are broken, appendages are lost and the meat pie-eaters of Wagga Wagga are changed forever at the annual Bachelor and Spinsters Ball. It's enough to bring water to your eyes, and it does... in this hilarious update on the teen comedy genre that spawns a new cult hero along with a truckload of original buzz words for a new generation.
Meat Pie is a sensational directorial debut for young Aussie Director Garnet Mae who pushes the boundaries of this genre way beyond anything seen before, uniquely combining the sharp gross out comedy of a Farrelly Brothers' movie with the hilariously and deeply disgusting taboo teen antics of a crazed American Pie.
2005...Meat Pie, it's in your face...
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What is a Meat Pie?
A meat pie is a savoury pie that covers or contains a filling of meat and other savoury ingredients. It is usually made up of beef, pork, or lamb; however, it can also contain fish. Well-known varieties of meat pie include British meat pies and the Australian meat pie.
The Ghanaian "meat pie" is similar to the Jamaican beef patty. It can be baked or fried, and the filling can pretty much be anything from corned beef (the mostly widely used) to just onions and tomatoes.
The Natchitoches meat pie is one of the official state foods of the U.S. state of Louisiana.
Latin American meat pies, empanadas, are usually baked or fried and the pastry shell also varies. The filling is equally varied. Ground beef with olives, fried egg, pulled pork, diced steak, even cheese & salami are the norm in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru for example.
The humble meat pie is as Australian as it gets. Australians love their meat pies. Australia is the world's biggest consumer of meat pies with over 250 million eaten each year.
The traditional Aussie meat pie is about 15cm in diameter, just large enough to hold in one hand and covered in tomato sauce. The pastry is usually shortcrust (heavy enough so it doesn't fall apart in your hands), and the filling is beef or chicken with enough thick gravy inside to stick it all together.
Meat pies are found in take away shops, bakeries and most everywhere else. You can also buy Four 'n Twenty, Big Ben, Aussie Pies, and Sargents meat pies in the frozen food section of our grocery stores. Today's meat pies come in your basic meat pie and a variety of styles: steak and onion, beef and tomato and onion, beef and vegetables, chicken and vegetables and others.
Meat Pie Recipe
¼ cup milk or 1 egg
1 kilogram chuck or round steak
2 bacon rashers chopped
1 large onion finely chopped
1 ½ cups water
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon thyme
2 tablespoons plain flour
2 cups plain flour
1 pinch salt
60 grams butter or margarine
160 ml cold water
1 package commercial puff pastry
Remove any fat, cube the steak into 1 cm pieces.
Fry the bacon and onion over a low heat and add the steak when the onions are soft.
Season with salt, pepper and thyme, add water, cover and simmer for about 1 hour.
In a bowl, add a little of the water to the flour and stir until it forms a smooth, runny mixture.
Slowly stir the flour-water mixture into the meat mixture until it thickens. Remove from heat and let it cool.
In a mixing bowl, add salt to the flour and then cut in the butter until mixed with the dough.
Add water and lemon juice to the dough.
Remove the dough and gently knead on a lightly-floured surface.
Let the dough rest for about 20 minutes and then roll it out.
Line the small pie dishes with the pastry and fill with the cooled meat mixture.
Moisten the rim of the pies with milk or beaten egg so the tops will stick to it.
Place a layer of commercial puff pastry on top of each pie to form a lid and trim away the excess.
Press the edges together with a fork to seal.
Make a hole in the centre of each pie to allow the steam to escape and glaze the tops with beaten egg or milk.
Bake pies at 180° C (375° F) for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown on top. Serve hot with tomato sauce on top.
Sandercoe's favourite pie place since 1986... thanks to Harry for being a gentleman
Harry's Cafe de Wheels is a pie cart located in Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on Cowper Wharf Road, near the Finger Wharf and Fleet Base East of Garden Island Navy Base, opposite the Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel.
Three other Harry's Cafe de Wheels operate in Wharf Road, Newcastle, Capitol Square, Haymarket, and the recently opened Liverpool site.
They are best known for offering the dish of a Pie floater.
Harry's Cafe de Wheels is a moveable food van, similar to those found at funfairs, with a hung awning. Despite being moved a number of times in its history, the van is permanently fixed at the current location on a masonry base. The caravan walls have been decorated with custom painted murals by Alan Puckett, a motoring art specialist. The inside walls of the cart are decorated with pictures and murals of famous visitors.
The site is considered a Sydney icon and an institution in the local area. The significance of the location is reflected by its inclusion on the New South Wales National Trust register.
Harry's Pie Cart is located in the Powerhouse Museum collection.
Harry's pies are supplied from Hannah's Pies, its factory in the inner city suburb of Ultimo.
Harry "Tiger" Edwards opened the original caravan cafe, named simply Harry's, near the gates of the Woolloomooloo Naval Yard in 1938. He served with the AIF in World War II, during which time the cafe was not operational. The cart re-opened upon his return from the war in 1945.
The name Cafe de Wheels came about because of the requirement from the city council that mobile food caravans had to move a minimum of 12 inches (30 cm) each day. The cart has been moved by the city council five times over the past 55 years, and is now back at its original spot. Local legend tells that the name was temporarily changed to Cafe de Axle at one point when the wheels were stolen.
As the years passed, 'Harry's Cafe de Wheels' gained new fame as a tourist attraction. A visit to the caravan became a 'must' for visiting celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Robert Mitchum and Marlene Dietrich. In 1974, Colonel Sanders stopped at Harry's and enjoyed the food so much that he ate three 'pies and peas' while leaning on his walking stick in front of the caravan. A picture of Sanders taken during the visit still hangs in the caravan today.
Harry's specialises in the same basic food today as was popular back in the 1940s, such as pies and mushy peas. During the 1970s Harry's introduced hot dogs, mostly to appease the American sailors.