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Trini Fried Pies Recipe - ALOO/BEEF/TUNA



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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