Originally Posted by Timothy
While reading in bed last night, my mind strayed to the pie maker. I had an idea that I wonder if it would work:
Pounding out a piece of chicken to a thin sheet just as I would for Cordon Bleu, but putting something like stuffing in it before folding it up.
Then put it into the pie maker to cook. Off hand, I think the fats would cook out and make a mess.
I was trying to think of things that are semi-liquid when made, but firm up upon cooking.
The various "casseroles" come to mind. I wonder if they would firm up enough to be able to be lifted from the pie maker as individual tiny casseroles.
Why not give the chicken a try. The pie maker is easy to clean. Maybe tying it with some string or inserting tooth picks will work.
Now I don't want anyone putting PETA on me. It's just an idea. " here Chickyyy,Chickyyy"
Cajun Bacon wrapped chicken would probably work well in the pie maker.
Haven't had the time to write up my own recipe for the Toasted Raviolis yet. This is a rough draft of my recipe. The pasta will cook in the pie maker. Normally they are fried, then you just dip them in Marina sauce. Were cutting out some of the fat. No oil is necessary for this recipe.
Here's what I did. Using my own pasta recipe. They will be 4x4" Large I know. Used the bottom crust cutter for the base and tops. But hey they're good and who wants to get up anyways for seconds.
Once the dough is rolled out, pieces are cut. Set them aside.
I made the filling using cooked Hot Italian sausage, cooled and set aside.
Basil, Parmesan cheese, mixed in with Mozzarella cheese.
Set it aside.
In a medium sized bowl I had some seasoned up bread crumbs. Kosher salt, Paprika, Parmesan cheese, fresh ground pepper.
In another bowl whip up 4 large eggs.
Preheat the pie maker
Take the bottom piece and brush on the whipped eggs. Add the filling and cheese. Place the tops on and seal them up good.
Dip them in the egg mix, then the seasoned bread crumbs. Place them in the pie maker.
It will take about 15-20 minutes to get a nice golden color top and bottom on them. They will puff up just a bit while cooking.
I made about a dozen ( Don't hold me to that, wasn't paying attention to the count, impossible to do with they're getting grabbed up and eaten ) I didn't even have the chance to get pics.