Scotty Brand sent me some of their Kestral potatoes before Christmas and I have used them for a lot of different dishes, but nothing new or exciting until I invented these spicy tattie puffs. Just in case you didn't know, tattie is potato in Scottish.
They are super easy to make. Mashed potatoes, spicy curry paste, frozen peas and puff pastry. That's all there is to them, but they are really good.
Portable comfort food. Eat them hot or cold, as part of a meal or just as a snack. They are very frugal too, if you are watching the pennies.
Now to the potatoes. I was sent the potatoes on the 12th of December and a month later they are still in good condition. How did I manage that? I hear you ask. Well I took them out of their bags immediately and transferred them to a thick pillowcase and stored them in my conservatory, which can be quite cold in the winter, unless I put the heaters on at full blast.
Spicy Tattie Puffs
Simple sausage roll type snack with a spicy mashed potato and pea filling.
- 6 medium kestral potatoes, boiled and mashed with a little butter
- 1 heaped tsp spicy curry paste (I used Patak's Balti Paste)
- ½ cup frozen peas (you may add more)
- 500g block puff pastry
- a sprinkling of flour, to roll pastry
- 1 egg, whisked
1. Heat the oven to 200c/180c fan/gas mark 6.2. In a bowl, mix together the mashed potato with the curry paste until the colour is even.3. Mix in the frozen peas.4. Dust your counter top with flour and roll out the puff pastry. At this point, you can either: - cut two long rectangles, put the filling down one side, fold the other side over, sealing with a little water, so you have a long sausage, then cut into little rectangles. - cut individual squares, add filling fold over and seal to make sausage roll shapes.5. Place on a baking tray.6. Cut slits in the top of each pastry (air vents), then brush with egg yolk and bake in the oven for 20 minutes until golden.notes: for a vegan version, mash the potato with vegan marg and do not glaze before putting in the oven. They are just as good, they just don't have that shiny finish.
Yield: 8 large puffs (sausage roll size)
I am entering thes puffs into the following challenges:
1. The No Waste Food Challenge was created by Kate from Turquoise Lemons, inspired by the Love Food Hate Waste Campaign. This month it is hosted by Elizabeth over at Elizabeth's Kitchen. The topic this month is mashed potato.
2. A brand new challenge from Helen over at Fuss Free Flavours and Camilla over at Fab Food 4 All. The challenge is called Credit Crunch Munch. It's all about creating delicious food, but spending less.
Disclosure: Scotty Brand sent me potatoes to try. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own. Below is the Credit Crunch Munch blog hop, if you would like to add an entry.