Not long ago Sixthseal did a review on Fray Bentos Chicken & Mushroom Pie. I was intrigued that there is such a thing as canned pie. So I bought this from Safeway for around £1.30. It has laid in my kitchen cupboard for about five/six weeks now. I wasn't looking forward to eating it until I got back today and found my fridge was empty. Because it was quite late (the supermarkets have already closed), I decided to have this.
As you can see this is the curry chicken version. What am I letting myself into?
'Nutrition' fact at the back. 40g of fat/65g carb out of 475g of dry weight. I am dead.
Opening it is pretty easy. I used a can opener and viola the lid pops up easily. Not cuts for me. As you can see from the picture above, it is a soggy mess of gooey - wheat flour. Disgusting looks!
30 minutes later from a 250C oven and this was what I got. Overcooked. The crust has risen and it is indeed golden in colour.
Is it any good I hear some of you ask? Uhm...surprisingly it tasted well. It is not spicy but it is curry. English'fied curry that is. Yes, there are chicken pieces but not too many. The problem is although I obviously overcooked the crust, some parts of the inside feels uncooked. The inside layer was still soggy.
At £1.30 something it is good value, if you can stomach something as disgusting as this. Yes, the curry tastes well...but that's just the top layer. The inside layer is inedible. Head to the pub instead and order yourself a hearty meal of proper pie instead.