It was nice out, so we had the family over. Despite being a HUGE King of the Hill fan, I’d never considering making any of Peggy’s famous recipes (though, if you’ve had spaghetti and meatballs, you’ve had spa-peggy and meatballs). My wife had to make a pie for work, but wanted it to stand out from all the other pies. I suggested Peggy Hill’s Frito Chili Pie (with Wolf brand chili). You can’t make Frito Chili Pie without Peggy’s Apple Brown Betty for dessert, so I looked up some recipes, and got to cooking.
The beauty of Peggy’s recipes is that they are very simple (but don’t tell her I said so). The apple brown betty is basically 8 or so chopped pieces of white bread, four cored and sliced granny smith apples, brown sugar, butter, and if you’re fancy like Minh, nutmeg (and I also added cinnamon and cardamom).
Frito chili pie is even easier. Canned chili (Hank specifically references Wolf brand), fritos, shredded cheddar, and thats it. The can calls for onions which I didn’t buy, but I did add sour cream which wasn’t suggested.
Since I couldn’t find any Alamo beer, I bought Shiner.
I like simple American food. For instance, I’m all about steak-umms and hamburger helper. Even so, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the chili pie and apple brown betty. I made them as a bit of a gag, but sometimes, you can’t beat simple and easy.
To make Bobby jealous, I have some fruit pies to enjoy with my leftovers…This entry was posted in Food, Uncategorized by rsiv with no comments yet