4tb lard, duck fat or shortening, divided into tbs and frozen for 30 minutes
5tb whole milk
1/2 cup onion
1/3 cup red bell pepper
1/3 cup green bell pepper
1tsp dried thyme
1lb ground pork or beef
1/2 cup diced sweet potato, blanched for 1 minute
1/2 cup peas
1tb maple syrup
2-1/2 cups peanut oil (optional)
Combine all but 1tb flour with 2-4. Process with 5-6 until texture resembles coarse meal. Mix milk with 1 egg and slowly work into dough with a fork until it just starts to come together. Knead, wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
Roll dough out to 1/8in. Cut out into 4in rounds. Cover and chill while making filling.
Cook 9-12 for 5 minutes. Add 13-16 for 1 minute. Add pork for 5 minutes. Add 18-19 and remaining flour for 1 minute. Add 20-22 and simmer until thickened. Remove from heat and add scallions.
Fill pies with 2-3tb filling. Brush with remaining egg. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or heat oil to 375 degrees in a 10in skillet and fry in 2 batches for 3-5 minutes per side.