Sunday, February 5, 2012

Tuna and Potato Puffs

It's another long weekend (spelled looooooong weekend!) and I was thinking of getting up late.  Then again who would ever think of such a thing, when one can actually hear the puff pastry in the fridge calling your name, and insisting that it be turned into something delectable for breakfast.

Breakfast?  Oh well!  Even though initially I felt breakfast and puff pastry do not go together especially if I am the one preparing them, I lazily got up and immediately peeled some potatoes and began frying the filling for the puffs (after Suboh prayer that is!)  It was time consuming, but I was happy to see the puff pastry rise!  I must admit though, that the one and a half hour that I spent to prepare the puffs from start to finish was, well, worth it.
Anyway, here's the recipe!
  • 1 quantity puff pastry (store bought, of course!)
  • 2 medium sized potatoes, finely diced
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 1 garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 cup petit pois
  • 100g tuna flakes
  • 1tbs vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste

Heat the oil and saute the onion and garlic until aromatic.  Stir in the curry powder followed by the diced potatoes.  Pour in about 500ml water (or stock) and simmer until potatoes are tender.  Season to taste.  Lightly mash the potatoes then stir in the petit pois.  Turn off heat and mix in the tuna flakes.  Set aside to cool.

Roll the puff pastry to 3mm thickness.  Cut into four rectangles.  Take one of the rectangles.  Put about 1tsp of the filling on one half of the pastry and prick the other side a few times with the tines of a fork.  Brush the edges with egg yolk, fold and press edges to close.  Brush the top of the puff with egg yolk.

Bake in a pre-heated 220C oven for about 15 minutes until golden brown.  Serve immediately :-)

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