How to make cheese & onion pasties

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Pasties are popular in the United Kingdom, and they are becoming popular in the United States. Serve these pasties at your next party. Cheese and onion pasties make delicious snacks and appetizers. The pasties require a little preparation time, and they cook for less than one hour in the oven. The pasties are different from pies. Placed in the centre of the pastry, the filling bakes inside the pastie crust. The result is a freshly baked delicious package of food.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Frying pan
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • Mixing bowl
  • 1 pound packet puff pastry
  • Rolling pin
  • Fork
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Non-stick baking pan

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Peel the potatoes. Remove all of the potato skins. Rinse the potatoes under cold water. Dice the potatoes into small cubes.

  2. 2

    Peel the medium onion. Mince the onion into small pieces.

  3. 3

    Melt 1 tbsp of butter in a frying pan. Cook the onions and potatoes until they start to brown. This will take around 15 minutes under high heat.

  4. 4

    Mix all of the ingredients. Place the diced potatoes, minced onions, cheddar cheese, egg, parsley, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Stir until the ingredients are well blended. This will be the pastie filling.

  5. 5

    Divide the puff pastry into four equal sections. Roll each puff pastry out until they are 6 inches in diameter.

  6. 6

    Place ¼ of the pastie filling in the middle of each pastry. Equally, divide all of the filling among the puff pastries.

  7. 7

    Fold the pastries in half. This will place the filling inside the pastry. Seal the pastries by placing a little water along the edge.

  8. 8

    Press the fork along the edge of the pastry to crimp the edges of the pasties.

  9. 9

    Brush milk on the pasties. Place the cheese and onion pasties on a non-stick baking pan.

  10. 10

    Bake the pasties in the oven for 35 minutes at 204 degrees C, or until the pasties are golden brown.

  11. 11

    Remove the pasties from the oven. Allow them to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Tips and warnings

  • Use your favourite cheese inside these pasties.

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