In Carla Hall's Career, One Recipe Stands Above The Rest
By JANELLE ALBERTS
Carla Hall is a two-time runner-up of “Top Chef: all STars”, a show host, author, and restaurant owner, but one of Hall's recipes stands above everything else: her pot pie. Hall told Food52 that the recipe is "a friend — a longtime friend."
The recipe takes her back to her first attempt at Julia Child's pot pie, which Hall spent three days constructing meticulously due to her own love of peas, crust, and chicken in gravy. It was Jimmy Fallon who first made Hall's pot pie a favorite when he judged Hall the winner of his challenge and featured her as a guest spot on his show.
To perfect Hall’s pot pie, bake the dough rounds by themselves before using them as the base and topper for the chicken gravy veggie mix. Hall also mixes her crust in a stand mixer, rather than cutting the butter in by hand. Hall's famous pot pie recipe can be found in her first cookbook, "Cooking with Love: Comfort Foods that Hugs You."