For Kiwis, a good pie is like kryptonite. We grow up eating them, and we eat them when we're grown up too. It's a simple recipe for success in every way possible, meat, pastry, gravy, sauce (optional). What more could you possibly want or need?
We've been enjoying them for as long as any of us can remember, so you'd forgive us for thinking that we might be somewhat of an authority on the matter.
But one American food website, 'Eater,' have come out and said that we have been eating our favourite pastries wrong this whole time.
First of all, no we f***ing haven't.
But let's hear them out, because after all, the site does claim to be the source for people who care about dining and drinking in the world's best food cities.'
Writing on Twitter, Eater says: "First, the Why: There are two issues with personal pies. One, most frozen savoury pot pies are circular, and sit in an aluminium shell. Scooping each bite with a fork creates an uneven ratio of crust-to-filling.
"The poor crust-to-filling ratio leads to the second problem: the bite's texture. When the filling overpowers the crust, it's overly wet. If you're getting just the crust on the bottom, it can be quite dry."
"The perfect bite happens when the creamy, savoury filling is sandwiched between both the top and bottom crust.
What's the solution? Flip the pie upside down.
Yup. That's the big secret we've all been missing out on.
They continue, "This one weird trick solves both problems. You get the ideal filling-to-crust ratio for every bite, maximising the joy of buttery, flaky dough and savoury filling."
Safe to say, we're not sure how to feel about this. On one hand, we can kinda see what they're talking about. But on the other, how about no?
What do you reckon? Sound off in the comments!