London Pride, Kumara and Rosemary Pasties
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yield: Makes 8 pasties
- 3 each London Pride sausages skins removed
- 1 pack Ready rolled savoury short crust pastry defrosted
- 1 Potato peeled and finely diced
- 1 Kumara peeled and finely diced
- 2 bay leaves
- 25g butter
- 2 tbsp rice bran oil
- 1 small white onion finely diced
- 2 garlic cloves finely diced
- 5cm knob of peeled fresh ginger finely diced
- 2 small fresh rosemary sticks
- 1 cup apple cider
- ½ cup peas
- 1 egg
- Sea salt and cracked pepper
- Apricot Chutney
Preheat your oven to 200C
Start by placing the potato, kumara, bay leaves and a good pinch of salt into a pot of cold water. Bring up to the boil and simmer for a few minutes till just tender. Drain and reserve the bay leaves.
Destalk the rosemary leaves and finely dice.
To make the egg wash crack the egg into a small cup and add a little cold water, whisk well with a fork and set aside.
In a fry pan over medium heat add the butter and rice bran oil till they start to bubble. Add onion, garlic and ginger and fry for a few minutes till they become tender but not browned. Add the sausage meat and with the back of a wooden spoon break the sausage meat up into small pieces as it browns. Add the rosemary, reserved bay leaves, peas, cooked potato and kumara and stir gently together. Now add the cider and cook for a few minutes. Season well to taste and set aside off the heat.
Using a 15cm diameter round cutter [a breakfast bowl works well!] carefully cut out pastry rounds and using a brush egg wash around the inside edge of each round.
Now place 2-3 tbsp of mixture into the middle of each round. Carefully bring each side of the pastry up and fold the join over itself slightly. Pinch all the way along into it forms a crescent shape. Place on a lined baking tray and repeat this process till you complete them all.
Brush the pastries gently with egg wash.
Pop the tray in the oven for approximately 30 mins or until they are golden brown.
Eat immediately with a big dollop of apricot chutney!