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pie floater! a south aussie tradition

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posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 04:38 AM
Ok, heres a recipe for a simple pie floater.

whats a pie floater? its a south aussie heritage icon thats really only sold in South Oz. even interstater's have to try one when they arrive in SA

pie floater on south Oz heritage list

good quality meat pie

a tin of green peas (including liquid in the tin)
a pinch of salt
(tin peas + pinch of salt can be substituted for any good thick grean pea soup, but NOT crappy tinned pea + ham soup or other similar soups)

pour the entire can of processed minted peas into a saucepan (including the liquid the peas are in)
get potato masher, and *gently* press down on the peas a bit so they break open. you dont want to turn it to mush, but a little bit of mush makes the soup thicker and tastier.
add pinch of salt and cook until the peas are boiling in a nice thick pea soup (usually about 5mins)

get pre-heated meat pie and put it into a bowl *upside down* (makes it easier to cut + eat in the soup)

pour pea soup over and around the meat pie, add a squirt of tomato sauce (ketchup to you yank's) and enjoy with a spoon.

pie is put in the bowl upside down so teh crispy top is at the bottom, making it easier to cut into the pie. if left up the right way it'll be harder to cut into and possibly flip over, flicking green pea soup all over your clothes

heres a nice looking floater that wikipedia prepared earlier


[edit on 18/7/07 by Obliv_au]

posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 06:59 AM

well, since I am South Australian I must admit I have eaten one pie floater. I really love mushy peas but years ago we would go out and get rather intoxicated and then after the nightclub buy a floater from the little food van outside the Casino, but last time I went out and got the munchies, they didn't have the pie floater, so I had a garlic yiros from Hindley St.

It is 9.24 pm right now and I haven't had my dinner but I am so craving a pie floater right now.

lol * I am a vegetarian now so the craving will not be satisfied... perhaps I will just settle for mushy peas.

posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 07:14 AM
maybe you need a veggie pasty floater instead

the best pie van is the one in light square at night, the balfours pie van sux!

posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 07:17 AM

Originally posted by Obliv_au
the balfours pie van sux!

oh now you have really done it!!

Now I am craving a balfours chicken pie...

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