RAPPIE PIE (PRONOUNCED ROPPY)
Rappie Pie (pronounced roppy)
Rappie Pie is a French Canadian dish. The flavor is similar to homemade potato pancakes. My grandparents were from Digby County NS and were farmers. Back then the ingredients for rappie pie depended on what kind of food you had on hand. My grandparents only had chickens on their farm, so my grandmother’s rappie only had chicken for meat. My uncle married a French Canadian woman who’s family had pigs & chickens, so her family rappie had both pork and chicken. Which is how we make it now too…. Pork is good! I’ve also heard of it being made with clams and/or scallops. My mom and sister make rappie pies a few times a year. I didn’t really care for Rappie growing up, but out of the blue a few years ago, I asked my mom to make one. I love it now and so does my daughter. So now my mom makes one every time we visit. This is the first one I ever helped to make. It’s a lot of work, but definitely worth it! In the bottom right corner is my grandparents wedding picture. In the bottom left corner is my mom, my sister & I, my kids and my nephew.