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Aloo Pies (Potato pies Caribbean Style

aloo pies

aloo pies

Potato pie or puff recipe

 

This is the same filling used two ways. One as simple puffs for a party, delicious and vegetarian. The other is filling small fried pies great for snacking and keep well. Reheat with a microwave and use plenty of Ooft! hot sauce

Ingredients for filling
5 sml/med potatoes
1 roll puff pastry
1-2 tsp roasted geera (roasted cumin)
1/2 onion finely chopped
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
1/2 tsp Ooft scotch bonnet
Salt to taste
2 tbs oil

Method
Boil potatoes in salted water, when cooked, drain then mash.
Meanwhile sauté the onion and garlic in the oil, until onions go transparent, then add geera. Add a little salt if necessary..Stir well, then mix into mash potato, then mix in the Ooft. Leave to cool.

When the mixture is cool enough, you can now start filling your puff pastry, in whatever shape you want… Cook for 15-20 mins, oven 180-200 Celsius..

If you want to make make as an Aloo pie

225g Flour,
1tsp baking powder,
1/4 tsp yeast,
200mls water, less or more might be needed
pinch salt
Oil for frying

Knead flour with bp, salt, yeast, lukewarm water to form soft dough..
Cover and leave to rest for 20-30 mins..
Next, take some dough and roll into small balls, (golf ball) leave to rest for 10 min…
Roll the dough ball on floured surface into a circle
Place 1-2tbs potato filling in centre of circle, spread it a little length ways, then fold into a half moon, press the ends with a fork..
Heat oil then fry…when the pie rises, spoon some hot oil over it couple time, the dough with puff up.. then flip over the other side.. should be a nice golden color when cooked…

Picture above shows aloo pie with some curry chick pea and hot sauce dressing

 

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