Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Trust me, you don't want to use Google Image using 'pasties' as your search word. Trust me. Pasties are pronounced like 'past - teas'. NOT "paste - teas".

Betty Debbie's Semi-Traditional Cornish Pasties

pie dough (I made a double batch of regular Crisco pie dough)
salt and pepper
2-3 large potatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 rutabaga (or 'swede')
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 lb. beef stew meat - cut up in 1/2 inch pieces)
1 egg, whisked

Roll out pie crust into about 8-9 inch circle. Start layering filling, onion, potatoes, garlic, rutabaga, meat, salt and pepper and about 1 tablespoon butter, divided and dotted on top. Bring up sides to the top and crimp the edges together. Brush outside with egg wash. Bake at 400' for 15 minutes, then turn oven down to 350' and bake for another 45 minutes.

Verdict: I found them a bit heavy - but some of that is due to a heavy hand with the pastry crust. The filling was okay - Dr. van der Stevejinck liked it quite a bit, and plans to take the leftover one to work tomorrow for lunch.


  1. Oh priceless. Just like you do NOT want to google "Dick's Sporting Goods". Yes we have a chain named that out here.

  2. I think I need to post my empanada recipe as it looks (sans potatoes) very similar in concept to this. I LOVE empanadas but we buy the dough instead of try to make it.