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.
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)
Brown the chicken mince and onion in a pan with a little olive oil.
Add potato, zucchini, carrot, sweet potato and corn to the mince and stir through.
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.
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.
This is what they look like ready to go into a 190C oven.
...and the finished item, ready to serve with a salad and some tomato sauce.
Cheers - Joolz

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