Sunday, July 12, 2009

Chicken Chow Mein Pasties...

I have had this grater (it juliennes) for a few years now. I bought it in an Asian grocery store for about $3.00. It is deadly on fingers if you happen to grate your thumb like I did once. It took a slice of my thumb the same size as the carrot strips, above! That's why the fork is stuck into the carrot - thats how I grate with this beast.
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CHICKEN CHOW MEIN PASTIES
600gms Chicken mince (or beef)
1 onion, finely diced
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 carrot, grated
1 zucchini, grated
1 chunk sweet potato, grated
(I then microwave these vegies for 2 minutes to soften them)
1 can sweet corn kernels
salt & pepper
1 sachet Continental Chow Mein flavour base
Sheets of short crust pastry (you could use puff pastry)
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Brown the chicken mince and onion in a pan with a little olive oil.
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Add potato, zucchini, carrot, sweet potato and corn to the mince and stir through.
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Add in the sachet of Chow Mein flavouring and 3/4 cup of water and simmer the mixture for about 5 minutes until vegies are well cooked down and water has evaporated. Cool this mixture for half an hour otherwise the pastry will go gooey when you are rolling them up.
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Cut the pastry in half and place cooled mixture on each piece, roll up and baste with egg wash. Prick each pasty with a fork a few times.
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This is what they look like ready to go into a 190C oven.
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...and the finished item, ready to serve with a salad and some tomato sauce.
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Cheers - Joolz

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