July 26th, 2009 by omar , 2 CommentsPrint This Post
In all honesty, this is a recipe that I’ve been wanting to know how to make since a kid. These are the first thing on my plate at any family get together. I imagine this will take some practice to get it perfect, but you can get a gist of what’s needed here. Check out the recipe below…
Guyanese Style Patties
- 6 oz short crust pastry (recipe follows below…)
- 6 oz minced raw beef, or chicken.
- 6 oz yams or potatoes
- 2 oz green peas
- 1 onion
- Shallot and celery
- Salt and pepper
- 1 egg, beaten
Short Crust Pastry:
- Ingredients: 1 lb flour, 4 oz margarine, 4 oz lard, 1 tsp salt, Cold water.
- Sift the flour and salt together. Rub in the margarine and lard using your fingertips, incorporating as much air as possible. The mixture should look like fine bread crumbs when finished.
- Add some water, sprinkling over the surface of the flour. Draw together with fingertips.
- Knead, again using fingertips only, on a lightly floured board until the dough is smooth but not sticky.
- Roll out, turning the pastry around so as to maintain the shape. Use as required.
- Cut the yams (or potatoes) into cubes, chop the onion and mix them with the minced beef and peas. Season carefully, divide into four portions, and moisten with meat stock.
- Divide the pastry into four pieces. Roll each piece into a round shape, one-eighth of an inch thick and 3 inches in diameter.
- Place round into a cupcake pan, placing meat mixture on each round. Dampen edges of the pastry. Cover the meat with another round of pastry. Press edges together with a fork. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
- Glaze with beaten egg and bake at 350° for 15 minutes, then reduce heat and continue to bake for 1 hour.