rooster pastie


I don't know if you remember me telling you about Adam and the rampant rooster? Well that rooster made an incredibly delicious slow cooked stew with turnips and leeks and cinnamon last week, which we had with flatbread as we tore in from school before tearing out again to an early school concert. 

And last night he reappeared as a turnover. Or pastie. Or pie. It's a good reason to keep a few squares of packet frozen puff pastry in the freezer I reckon. 

Whack any kind of leftover stew in it, or just cheese and herbs at a stretch, paint the top like you know what you're doing with a bit of egg mixed with milk and hey presto: leftovers which don't look like leftovers. 

Mmmmm. Rooster. Looks like duck the meat is so dark, and so terribly tasty. 

Thank you Rooster.




3 Comments on “rooster pastie

December 11, 2012 at 10:34 am

There’s a generous rooster. Your turnover sounds yummy. Our go-to chicken leftover dish is chicken pot pie. Similar concept, with good stuff in a pie pan and pie crust on top. Secretly tastier than the original!

Just Joyful
December 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Something along these lines is our standard Sunday night tea, when we don’t feel like doing much to make a meal. Easy peasy, quick, and yummy!

December 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm

We once had a rampant rooster named Magellan… he ending in the soup pot and the kids (who were rooting and petitioning for the rooster’s removal) still talk about how tasty it was – 19 years later! Our left over Magellan stew ended up in a pie like an above poster mentioned.

I never thought of using puff pastry for “regular” meals, only special occasions. I think I will pick up a few packets to keep in the freezer and see what kind of left-overs I can glorify with buttery flakiness.


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