Friday, September 18, 2015

UP Pasties

We had a couple of cool days recently and I went into Fall cooking mode and made pasties.   If you are really bored and have nothing better to do or are really interested in the history of pasties, here it is:

http://www.hu.mtu.edu/vup/pasty/history.htm



First I made a big pot of gravy.

Then I mixed ground pork and beef with diced onion and celery, carrots and rutabaga. Pasties have lots of rutabagas in them. This is simply seasoned with parsley and salt and pepper.

I made a good flaky crust with cheddar cheese in it.  Put a large mound of the meat mixture in the middle of some of the dough, place a piece of butter on it, fold it over and seal.

Brush the pasties with an egg wash.

Bake them at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.

The juice should be bubbling and they should be golden. They smell delectable.

Sorry for the blurry pic.  Serve them with a side of gravy.