What makes a Melton Mowbray pork pie special?


What makes a Melton Mowbray pork pie special?

Melton Mowbray pork pies have a higher meat content. No preservatives, flavours, artificial colours or hydrogenated fats are used; the pie is seasoned using a special blend of salt and pepper. The pie must be made within a specific geographical area around Melton Mowbray.

What are the best pork pies?

The top five pork pies

  • 1) Mrs Kings Pork Pies – Melton Mowbray.
  • 2) Brays Cottage – Norfolk.
  • 3) Wilson’s Butcher’s – Leeds.
  • 4) Walter Smith Butcher’s – Birmingham.
  • 5) Bradley’s Bakery – Ashton under Lyme.

What goes with Melton Mowbray pork pie?

The real Melton Mowbray pork pie is always eaten cold along with pickled onions, pickled cabbage, and/or chutney. If there is an annoying nutritionist around, then by all means, toss some salad onto the plate.

Are Melton Mowbray Pork Pies the best?

Melton Mowbray Pork Pie: pastry 53%, pork filling 36%, jelly 10% Pork filling is 95% pork. Jelly is pork gelatine. So it seems that the Melton Mowbray has much more pork content, it has to meet the minimum Melton Mowbray standard of 30% pork….Are Meltons Mowbray Pork Pies Better?

Melton Mowbray Pork Pie ‘Standard’ Pork Pie
Total 3.37 out of 7 3.54 out of 7

Are pork pies unhealthy?

Pork pies may be traditional and much-loved, but a small (140g) one contains a massive 529 calories and 36.4g of fat including lard, hydrogenated vegetable oil and pork fat. “These are all saturated fats – it’s a heart attack in a packet,” says Natalie Savona.

What is the jelly in a pork pie called?

Note: the main difference between making a traditional pork ‘stock’ (used for soups and sauces) and making an aspic ‘jelly’ (used in pork pies etc.) is a longer reducing time (simmering) and the addition of the pigs trotters, which add in more natural gelatine to the stock, which helps the stock set into an aspic jelly …

Why do pork pies no longer have jelly?

As the answers included above, the jelly traditionally found in pork pies was used as preservative and to keep the meat most. However clarified butter was more commonly used as a preservative in pies.

Why are pork pies pink?

Traditional pies use a mix of fat and cured meat, giving the filling a pink colour. They are often produced in moulds or forms, giving the outside of the pie a very regular shape. This method is simpler and cheaper for volume production, and hence the more common choice for commercial manufacturers.

Where are Melton Mowbray Pork Pies made?

The Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association is a group of pork pie manufacturers in the Melton Mowbray area of England, UK.

What do you call the jelly in pork pies?

Who owns Melton Mowbray pork pies?

Samworth Brothers
The business was founded in Leicester in 1824 and acquired by Samworth Brothers in 1986. In fact we make and bake 80% of all of the UK’s Melton Mowbray Pork Pies and are one of the founding members of the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association which was granted Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status in 2009.