These savory little pies, a specialty of the Dingle Peninsula and the surrounding region in County Kerry, are featured at the centuries-old Puck Fair every August. They were a popular food in general at public celebrations and on market days in the area, and were also taken up into the hills as lunch for local shepherds.
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Our family has been making meat pies or mutton pies for years. Our Nana passed her recipe onto her family and have been proudly made her way for over 100 years. Anyone who has visited Castlegregory, Co. Kerry Ireland knows of my Nana's pies. Although my family makes the original recipe, which is different in a number of ways than this recipe listed, anyone who is lucky enough to try it will love this for life. This is the comfort food for our family and we will continue to pass this tradition on for generations to come.
Note that I am only rating the pastry crust. I used it with a different filling, and it is FABULOUS. The best pastry crust I've ever had on a savory pie.
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