10 January 2013

Spicy Tattie Puffs


Don't they look good? I can assure you they are.

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.



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Spicy Tattie Puffs
Simple sausage roll type snack with a spicy mashed potato and pea filling.
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
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.
Details
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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.

38 comments:

  1. These are an easier version of samosas that I would really enjoy!

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    1. Ha, now I didn't think of that, but yes they are similar in flavour.

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  2. Great idea, nice comfort food for these cold days.

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    1. They are indeed comforting and moreish. Good with baked beans too.

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  3. Really liking this recipe, may just have to feature it on my Burns Night luncheon -this means I am bookmarking to to make very very soon.

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    1. Cool, I am sure they will go down well.

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  4. Oh, YUM. This to me is quintessentially comfort food. I miss my puffed pastry; we have it here, but people don't make as many things with it, so it's kind of a "specialty" thing, if you can believe that.

    The pillowcase is a grand idea; I'll have to do that. Usually I just leave them in their bag and transfer them to cold storage, but dimming the amount of lighting that gets through is quite right.

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    1. I think you are actually supposed to keep them somewhere cold and dark in a sack, but I thought I would see if a pillowcase would do.

      Puff pastry a speciality. You forget how different the food culture is in different countries.

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  5. These look so comforting for a cold winter's evening. Yum! Thanks for entering them into the No Waste Food Challenge.

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    1. That's ok Elizabeth. I hope you give them a go :)

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  6. Looks delicious, I love anything spicy! Will definitely be giving these a go.

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    1. Enjoy them Sarah and come back and let me know what you think :)

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  7. Love this idea, will give it a try soon - thanks for sharing it!

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  8. Two of my favourite things in the world, potatoes and puff pastry! This is definitely going on my 'To Do' list!

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    1. You can't beat either and they are great together with that touch of spice :)

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  9. Cute name! These sound like a brilliant snack.

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  10. This is a fabulous idea! I have to try these...my oldest is a potato-fanatic, so he would be incredibly happy. As would I ;)

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  11. Now, this is a vegetarian filled pastry with a difference! waw! It looks lipsmacking tasty too! :)

    A must make this weekend! I love your tasty filling too! MMMM! xxx

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  12. Ooh yum! I agree that they look a much quicker way of making a samosa-type snack.

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    1. You know, I never realised when I was making them, that they were similar in flavour to a samosa, but they really are.

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  13. I was just reading your post thinking this would be good in Credit Crunch Munch and then I saw the piggy:-) This dish would be perfect for left over spuds or mash and then would be such a quick dish to make especially if like me you buy your pastry pre-rolled! I have some filo pasty in the freezer and I think that this filling would be perfect in that too aka a Samosa. Thanks for entering such a brilliantly frugal dish Jacs.

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    1. Glad you like it Camilla and hope you enjoy it. Let me know how it goes with the filo :)

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  14. My first thought was samosas too (like the first commenter). These look really good.

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  15. Oh yum! This looks so good & a great recipe too! :)

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    1. It is really worth trying Kit, very yummy!

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  16. These look great - I've recently become vegetarian, and after about two weeks of stir fries (which inevitably I've become sick of) I'm on the hunt for some tasty alternatives!

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    1. Hehe, you would get fed up. Hope you find lots of inspiration here :)

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  17. Hi

    Any rough idea on the number of calories per puff?

    Thanks

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    1. I don't think it is a good one for the 5:2 diet, as puff pastry is quite high in calories.

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  18. I somehow missed this post first time around but it certainly looks good. After my recent misadventure though I think I'll give the egg glaze a miss. :(

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x

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