I fell in love with deep fried hand pies as a kid travelling with my family to or place in Florida. I had commercially made ones from lots of convenience stores and they were an ooey gooey delight. A few years ago on one of our trips to a BBQ competition I had a homemade hand pie. Its ragged edges super crispy and flakey. The filling wasn’t overly sweet and was packed full of fruits.
On our recent trip to the Jack I missed having Mary Ruth’s Fried Pies while we we there. When I came home I knew I was going to have to attempt making these.
There was one problem with all of this. I seriously have an inability to make really great pie crust. So… I opted out of that step altogeher and bought these.
Then for the recipe…
I went here… Emeril Lagasse Fried Apple Pie Recipe http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/fried-apple-pies-recipe/index.html
I made the filling the day before Halloween. Then on Halloween night I assembled the pies and followed the instructions for deep frying.
They came out awesome.
Super flaky not too sweet and uber easy to make.
I may not ever go back to making a regular pie again. …. Enjoy.