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Caribbean Potato Pie

Caribbean Potato Pie

Vegetarians love this spiced potato recipe that can be made into a substantial pie or small puffs for finger food at a party
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 4
Calories 230 kcal

Ingredients
  

Filling

  • 5 potatoes
  • 1-2 tsp roasted geera (roasted cumin)
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped fine
  • 1 tsp Scotch Bonnet hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp soil plus salt and pepper

Pie Pastry

  • 250 gm Flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 200 ml water
  • salt
  • oil for deep frying

Instructions
 

Puff pastry version

  • 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..

Pies

  • Knead flour with baking powder, 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…

Notes

To create a simple dip add scotch bonnet sauce 1 tsp to 2 tbsp ketchup and a little mustard.
Keyword aloo pie, Caribbean potato pie, potato pie