Leftover Sunday roast pasties
Leftover Sunday roast pasties
The recipe is completely versatile and can be adapted to include whatever ingredients you have left from your roast dinner. It will be great to have different pasties with seasonal vegetables throughout the year.
Remember to defrost your meat. Defrost in the fridge and use within 24 hours, or in a microwave on ‘defrost’ directly before use.This recipe works perfectly with frozen meat. Check what you have in your freezer and defrost meat thoroughly before cooking. If using defrosted cooked meat, you can only reheat this meat once so only cook what you can eat.
Preheat your oven to 180°C.
Use a large mixing bowl, take the cooked carrot and crush it between your fingers into the bowl, repeat with the swede and potato, and stir in the meat, peas and gravy. Stir until evenly mixed.
Take the ready rolled pastry and cut out a circle about 25cm across (alternatively you can use a medium sized dinner plate to cut around). Firmly pack the filling along the centre line leaving a 2.5cm margin at the edges.
Brush all around the edge of the pastry with the beaten egg. Carefully lift up both sides of the pastry so that they meet at the top, then pinch them together to seal, ensuring there are no gaps.
Carefully lift onto a grease proof lined baking tray. Now brush the entire pasty with the egg wash. Bake for 45 minutes until golden.
Serve and enjoy.
Remember to freeze any portions you don’t eat this time to save them from going in the bin. A great time saver for a simple meal another day when you may be busy. Simply defrost in the fridge and use within 24 hours.
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