Potter's Pasties: A first look at the new food truck
|God save the meat pie|
Alec Duncan, an experienced local chef, and Fiona Carter hatched the idea for Potter's Pasties & Pies while hiking through Scotland. Pasties are typically meat-filled pies--perfect, portable little lunches. Here's what we found on our recent trip to the Potter's food truck.
|Nice as pasty pie|
The interior options range from a traditional ground meat with a savory gravy, potatoes, and onions to a Thai red coconut-curry-spiced vegetarian offering. The chicken potpie flavor was stuffed to the hilt with gobs of juicy, tender chicken, with just a bit of potpie sauce and studded with sweet nubs of carrots.
The sausage roll was one of those sweet combinations of something that seems so simple but is done so well. The pasty is made with spicy, fennel-seed-studded Italian sausage from Buon Giorno (the gourmet Italian market in Lilydale where Potter's also does its prep), mixed with white, creamy cheddar cheese, and wrapped in a stick of pie crust. It's an ideal meal for a little late-night recovery. All pasties are $6.
Sides and beverages are available, as well as desserts. The Vietnamese iced coffee ($3), rich and sweet, is a perfect accompaniment to lunch on days when the temperatures aren't quite so disagreeable. Another sunny-day treat is the frozen grapes in a cone ($1.50). Potter's also serves a proper cup of warm tea: quite lovely.
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