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Have you ever had an Australian Meat Pie? If you haven’t, you are missing out on one of life’s great pleasures. We had an opportunity to enjoy several traditional Australian Meat Pies at a ‘footy’ (Aussie Rules Football) while travelling in Australia. Joining the jovial and boisterous (and slightly intoxicated) crowd on the buses to the game was an experience we will never forget.
Each and every footy fan (even the babies) donned vibrant scarves in the colours of their favourite teams. The atmosphere was friendly and the excitement was infectious as fans chanted and waved their scarves wildly.
We typically see in North America hot-dog and taco chip vendors walking up and down the stadium steps. In Australia, the meat pie vendors troll the stadium steps at the footy games selling their pies. Australians eat over 270 million pies every year. That is a lot of pies considering their population is 24.3 million.
What exactly is an Australian Meat Pie? Australian Meat Pies are made of well-seasoned meat packed into pastry shells. They are also commonly known as Aussie Meat Pies. These meat pies could be considered their national fast food.