Italian Easter Pies, or Pizza Gain, or Pizzagaina, or whatever the fuck ya wanna call it are a big deal around these parts. Every Easter weekend my uncle slaves away for however many hours it may take to cook up a shitload of these bad boys for pretty much everyone in our family before proceeding to prance around Queens & Long Island dropping 'em off. My parents and I got the delivery yesterday (Of course a very socially-distant delivery as he literally dropped it on my porch & left in the blink of an eye).
So what is this thing? It's basically a bunch of meats & cheese made into an egg pie so if we're being honest me not liking it is has to the biggest shock since the Miracle on Ice. But there's just something about it that rubs me the wrong way. Maybe the texture? Maybe the look? I'm straight up stumped. Now for the record I don't necessarily despise it, as I would be lying if I wasn't eating a piece as I write this blog...I just find it to be MASSIVELY overrated much like many plebeians out there find In-N-Out to be overrated.
Yet the simple thought of not salivating over it has made the black sheep of my family come Easter time so I figured I should let the whole world know. Maybe I can recruit some soldiers to team #AntiEasterPie to feel a little better about myself? Hey who knows if the army grows stronger I'd even love incorporate a new random food to make it an Easter tradition. I'm thinking baby back ribs for Easter 2k21.
Right now the only thing I need to focus on is surviving the rest of the day once this blog gets published. If I know my fellow Paisans like I think I know my fellow Paisans they're gonna be coming for my head. I'd like to remind you all that I come in peace I'm 3/4 Italian & like The Sopranos and Goodfellas just as much as you. Solely just don't love the pie.
And here's a link to the recipe if you wanna see what we're dealing with here.