Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cane River Meat Pies

I recently had the pleasure of having lunch at Charlie's Seafood in Harahan (what a wonderful meal that was!) and it was there that I discovered Cane River Meat Pies.  Handmade by Janet J. Caldwell, they are served as appetizers but are also available for bulk purchase.  I bought a dozen pies (half meat pies, half seafood pies) to have for lunches. I'm still patting myself on the back for making that decision.  They are so fantastic.

Packed with care, they are pre-cooked and then frozen.  All it requires to restore them to their former glory is 20 minutes in a 350° oven, turning them a couple of times along the way.  What comes out is a crispy, stunningly delicious Natchitoches meat pie.  I've been eating them for lunch with a little salad tossed with the best Caesar dressing I know how to make.  Serve the meat pies with a smear of Creole mustard and hot pepper jelly and you elevate it to the sublime. 

For your own take-home meat pies, go down to Charlie's or email Mrs. Caldwell (who is just about as sweet as she can be, by the way).  You can buy a dozen for $40 or six for $20.  Perfect for parties and holiday gifts too, I'd bet.  Who wouldn't want a box of meat pies for Christmas??

Cane River Meat Pies
at Charlie's Seafood
8311 Jefferson Hwy
Harahan, LA 70123
(504) 737-3700 or
(504) 296-1061


Anonymous,  November 10, 2010 at 11:35 AM  

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh gosh those were delicious! I'm so jealous you are feasting on them for lunch. I am impressed there is only one on your plate. I'd be binge eating those pies. Yay Charlie's, Yay Mrs. Caldwell, And Yay for our amazing dinner together as a family.

Unknown April 15, 2011 at 7:14 PM  

I finally got around to trying these this past Tuesday buying a dozen for dinner. We had tried some elsewhere in Kenner and were disappointed with the flavor. Mrs. Caldwell, wow, did you hit the spot. The meat pies all were extremely fresh, the dough nice and flaky and the meat had an excellent flavor. I guess that best compliment I can give you? Well, I stopped by today and bought another two dozen! Oh, and I'll be back for more!

NOJuju April 15, 2011 at 9:46 PM  

Michael, you are so right. Her meat pies are EXCELLENT. It makes me want to go buy another dozen right now.

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