An Aussie Recipe: The Pork Pie Floater
Sauce wise, traditionally this dish is served with either mint sauce, tomato sauce, BBQ sauce or malt vinegar. Which would you try? We love peas and mint sauce so it’s a no-brainer for us!
Pie floaters were traditionally bought from street pie-carts as a late evening meal. The pie carts in Australia were typically trailers and carts which were horse drawn and had a window along either one or both sides which was wheeled around and parked at lunch and dinner times to meet the customer demand. Adelaide metropolitan area had pie carts since the 1870s and in 2003, the South Australian National Trust traced the pie floater back 130+ years.
We think this is such a great idea and can’t believe we’ve not tried it before. It’s practically a variation on our beloved Yorkshire pork pie and peas!