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©2019 FOODIE NATION LIMITED TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 

Trini Fried Pies Recipe - ALOO/BEEF/TUNA

July 16, 2017

YIELD - 8 Servings

 

*FC - Finely Chopped

 

DOUGH INGREDIENTS 

 

Flour - 2 Cups

Salt - 1 Tsp

Sugar - 1/2 Tsp

Baking Powder - 2 Tsp

Butter - 1 oz

Water - 3/4 Cup

Oil - For Frying

 

METHOD

  1. Sift together all dry ingredients into a bowl.

  2. Cut in the butter until it resembles cornmeal.

  3. Add water and knead until the dough forms. (5-10 minutes)

  4. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes. 

  5. Divide the dough into 8 balls, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. 

  6. Roll out the balls using a rolling pin into 5" inch discs. 

  7. Once all the balls are rolled out brush off the excess flour. 

  8. Fill with 2 tablespoons of filling.

  9. Lightly brush the edges with water and seal.

  10. Cover and let rest.

  11. Heat oil to 350°F and fry until golden brown in color. 

POTATO INGREDIENTS 

 

Water - 4 Quarts
Salt - To Taste
Potato - 1 lb (1/2 inch cubes)
Oil - 1/8 cup
Black Pepper - 1/4 tsp
Ground Geera - 3/4 tsp 
Scotch Bonnet Pepper - To Taste (optional)
Oil - For Frying 

 

METHOD

  1. Add water and salt to a deep sauce pot over high heat and bring to a boil. 

  2. Add potatoes and let cook until tender.

  3. Once potato is cooked; strain and return to stovetop.

  4. Add oil, ground geera, black pepper and salt to taste. 

  5. Set aside. 

BEEF INGREDIENTS

 

Oil - 1/8 cup
Ground Beef - 1 lb
Onion - 1/2 cup (minced)
Garlic - 3 cloves (minced)
Chive - 1 bundle FC
Chadon Beni - 1 bundle FC
Scotch Bonnet Pepper - To Taste 
Salt - To Taste 
Black Pepper - 1/4 tsp

METHOD

  1. Heat frying pan over medium heat.

  2. Add oil. 

  3. Once oil is hot add beef and let cook, stirring occasionally. (2 minutes)

  4. Add all remaining ingredients. 

  5. Allow beef mixture to cook until most of the liquid has evaporated. 

  6. Taste for salt and set aside.

TUNA INGREDIENTS

 

Oil - 1/8 cup
Canned Tuna - 8oz
Onion - 1/4 cup FC
Garlic - 2 cloves minced
Lime Juice - 2 tsp
Scotch Bonnet Pepper - To Taste
Salt - To Taste
Black Pepper - 1/4 tsp 

METHOD

  1. Heat frying pan over medium heat.

  2. Add oil.

  3. Once oil is heated add onion and garlic and let cook for 2 minutes. 

  4. Add all remaining ingredients. 

  5. Taste for salt. 

  6. Set aside. 

 

 

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