When I saw how easy these can be made with a bit of cheating with some already prepared ingredients I decided to give them a try. Using refrigerated biscuit dough and dry instant potatoes is not usually my style but I am making these to share at the local pub during the EUFA semi-finals. England is the predominant leader so I needed some kind of easily held British-style food to bring. I have not made them before so I am hoping the reviews on the recipe I read are accurate. I will let you know as I post my photos tomorrow.
. I went back to the drawing board and decided to julienne the carrots so that you could see them and taste them. I rolled the biscuit dough much thinner this time. I read that Robert Irvine uses puff pastry dough to make his pasties so in true experimental fashion I made some using that dough too. During my second go at it, I sliced the onions thin instead of chopping them. too.
According to the reviews at the game, I nailed them! Although both versions of dough were good, people preferred the biscuit dough version over the pies made with puff pastry. Most importantly England won the semi-finals for the first time in over 50 years they will be in the finals. Were my meat pies good luck? Maybe!
- 1 Pound of Ground Sausage
- 1/2 Pound of Ground Beef
- 1 Meduim Onion (sliced thin)
- 2-3 Carrots (Julienned)
- 1 Stalk of Celery (Minced)
- 1 Clove of Garlic ( Minced)
- 1 Teaspon of Red Pepper Flake
- 1 Tablespoon of Worstershire Sauce
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
- 2 Cans of Premade Biscuits
- 1 Package of Instant Potatoes
- 1 Egg (Beaten)
- 1 Tablespoon of Butter
- Start by melting the butter with the red pepper flake and nutmeg
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- Add the celery, carrots, and opnion over very low heat to sweat the vegetables
- Once they are all glistening and nearly soft add the garlic either move them to the edges of the pan or remove them and set aside.
- Turn the heat up on the pan to medium and add the sausage and beef and worstershire sauce
- Cook until browned and incorporate the vegetables
- Cook the instant potatoes according to the package
- Open the biscuits and lay a few of them on a lighltly floured surface
- Using a floured rolling pin roll them into a thin oblong shape
- Add a dollop of potato and meat mixture onto one side of the biscuit and folder over
- Using a fork close up the sides of the biscuit
- Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
- Brush the tops with the beaten egg
- Cook for 12-14 minutes