Vegetarian Curried Potato Puff-Pastries
And now, by popular request, (well- by request from a certain young lady who wrote to me from Marmara University this morning :-) ), the recipe I didn't intend on posting, because of the poor photographs. Sigh. I don't know what happened... I changed the settings, altered my lighting, supposedly making things better... and then this. Oh well! As with everything else, even with photography, it is all a matter of taste- only in this case, it was the taste of the food that was better than the images!
Enough whining, the truth of the matter is that yet again, this is a little idea I had to use up the left-over mashed potato from the other night. I also thought of my vegetarian friends at the office... and left out the bacon that I was SO tempted to include in the ingredients!
I simply added to the potato (about 3 cupfuls), some low-fat cream cheese, finely chopped parsley and mint, finely chopped Spring onion, turmeric, curry powder, caraway seed and nutmeg and a couple of eggs. Easy. I stirred them together well with a fork (a whisk would simply clog up) and then seasoned with a little salt, pepper and cayenne. I added a little butter, just to make sure that everything stayed nice and juicy and sliced a little zucchini and red pepper to make a decorative topping.
Next step was to cut out out circles of puff pastry and to spread the potato mix on top, leaving around 1" of pastry uncovered around the outside edge. Decorate with a little more chopped onion, the peppers and zucchini, a few caraway seeds more and bake until golden brown in a pre-heated oven (around 15 minutes). Delicious hot or cold, these little alternatives to the classic Indian samosas make great little party treats! Try them and see for yourself!