Oh so good!! In case you haven’t heard of pasties (pronounced with a short “a” like cash). It is a pastry filled with savory ingredients. It is a popular Scandinavian dish. My paternal grandparents are Swedish, so I grew up enjoying them. This recipe is my grandmother’s. Pasties are involved to make and take time, but if you make a bunch in one sitting and freeze them it is so worth it. I will make about 16 at a time and cook a few for dinner, and freeze the rest for another time. This is a very cheap dish to make not only because of the ingredients, but because of the volume it makes.
- 1 quart raw carrots cut
- 2 quarts diced, skinned potatoes (raw)
- 2 lbs hamburger
- 1 onion chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 cups flour
- 1 1/2 t. salt
- 1 c. shortening
- 1/2 c. plus 2 T cold water
Instructions for pastry:
- Combine flour and salt in a bowl
- Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal.
- Sprinkle cold water 1 T. at a time evenly over the surface.
- Stir with fork until dry ingredients are moistened
Makes 8 pasties (will need to double recipe for the amount of filling above)
Instructions for making the pasties:
- Roll out a portion of pastry dough until about 1/8 inch thick circle
- Place filling into center of pastry dough
- Fold over to resemble a turnover
- Roll pastry top and bottom edges together to seal.
- Place in pan in preheated 350 degree oven
- Bake for 1 hour, until pastry is golden.
- Serve with brown gravy
- If freezing, wrap unbaked in aluminum foil and place in sealed container into freezer.
- To cook frozen pasties, set out for 1 hour to defrost, then bake for one hour at 350 degrees
- Make them rather large to place more filling in them, so there is more filling then crust.