Potato and Kale Pasties
*Sweet potato x 1/2 large (baked until soft, then skin removed)
*Potatoes x 2 large (baked or boiled & skin removed)
*Brown onion x 1, finely chopped
*Kale or English spinach (washed) x 1 bunch & chopped (stalks removed)
*Tasty cheese, grated x 3/4 cup
*Parmesan Cheese x 1 tablespoon
*Sour cream x 4 tablespoons
*Salt x 1/3 teaspoon & good grinding of black pepper
*Pastry sheets x 4 (either puff or savoury shortcrust)
*A little oil or butter for sautéing and 1 egg for glazing
-Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
-Brown onion in a pan with a little oil, set aside.
-Sauté kale (or spinach) until softened, put on a plate to cool.
-In a bowl, roughly mash together cooked sweet potato and white potatoes. You want some lumps and texture to remain, so don’t overdo it. Season with salt and pepper as you’re mashing.
-Add tasty and parmesan cheeses + sour cream & onion, stir well and then fold through cooked kale (or spinach).
-Defrost frozen pastry squares and make pasties as you wish. I made 4 large ones by placing filling in the centre of each square and bringing in the corners and sealing. Then glazing with brushed egg. You could make smaller ones or use a large round cookie cutter to make traditional pasties with a crimped edge. There are You Tube videos that can guide you in this.
-Place glazed pasties on a tray lined with baking paper and bake until golden in colour, about 25 minutes depending on your oven.