Wednesday, February 20, 2008

What's Cooking Wednesday: Philippine Savoury Pork Pies



This is not my recipe. Last summer a friend and I bought a 1/4 hog from a local organic farmer. It was an adventure in ingenuity and new recipes. We ended up with some strange cuts (care to split a frozen, 27 lb. ham, anyone?) and a ton of ground pork. Since ground pork is relatively new to me, I went searching for recipes. I found this one at cookitsimply.com, and it looked delicious, except it called for deep frying the finished product. I opted for baking the pies and using puff pastry instead, so now these are probably not in the least authentic. But they were still delicious. For any nightshade aversive folks - you can probably substitute curry for the paprika and it will still come out okay, albeit even LESS authentic than the original recipe. Anyway, they've become new favorites around our house.


Philippine Savoury Pork Pies




Ingredients

1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
4 oz ground pork
1 tsp paprika
1 hard boiled egg, chopped
1 medium gherkin, chopped
2 TBS chopped fresh parsley
1 sheet of frozen puff pastry, thawed
salt and pepper to taste
egg wash - 1 egg, beaten, mixed with water




1. Preheat oven to 400.



2. To make filling, spray a frying pan and add onions, garlic and thyme and cook for three to four minutes. Add the pork and the paprika and fry until the meat is evenly browned. Season with salt and pepper and turn the mixture into a bowl. Set aside to cool. Add the hard boiled egg, pickle and parsley.



3. Roll out the pastry to a 15 in. square. Cut out 12 circles, 5 inches in diameter. Put 1 TBS of filling on each circle, moisten the edges with a little water, and fold over into a half moon shape and press the edges to seal. Brush egg wash over finished turnovers.

4. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm.

Serves 6.

Nutritional Info:


Fat: 8.9g
Carbohydrates: 7.3g
Calories:140.6
Protein: 7.3g

As always, nutrition information supplied by the recipe calculator at sparkrecipes.com. And please go to Shan's place for more What's Cooking Wednesday participants.

24 comments:

anno said...

I should know better than to come by your site on Wednesdays before breakfast! Now I'm dying to try these, and there's not a sheet of puff pastry or an ounce of ground pork in sight!

cablegirl said...

mmmmm... those look good! And conveniently enough I'm heading out to go grocery shopping in about an hour. Guess I know what I'll be picking up. :)

cablegirl said...

heheh... and thanks for the "Nightshade aversive" suggestion. I'm assuming that's me... unless you've met someone with whom I can commiserate. lol

glamah16 said...

Oh I love puff pastry and ground pork. Plus a Asian flair.These look tasty. I have to bookmark this for sure.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

yum! Have you made a version with beef?

Greg said...

No fair! I'm starving at work with hours to go before I eat!

thailandchani said...

Lovely! They really do look very good! I wish they were on my diet. :)

Sister Sassy said...

yum! I think I might need to try this and it doesn't look horribly hard.

Shan said...

Those look yummy! I'll have to give them a try.

Flower Child said...

thanks for this - you give me more ideas than food network!

Wholly Burble said...

I'm from Iowa--hog central--always fun to have a new pork recipe! Thank you for the great pictures too--talk about drooling time;-)

Goofball said...

Awesome!

anno said...

And look at that progress on your mystery meter! You are blazing hot!

Leslie said...

Wow, that looks good! You are quite a cook!

Karen MEG said...

Oh yummmm! They look good!

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Luisa Perkins said...

Yummy! I would totally deep fry them, though. :D

I love to do meatloaf with a mixture of ground pork and ground beef.

I know well the new challenges that ordering meat by the animal present. At any one time, we have a side of beef, half a pig, half a lamb, several chickens, and a bag of chicken feet in our deep freezer. Plus some random venison and moose that a hunter friend gives us.

Alex Elliot said...

Now I'm starving! I ate a delicious pie that we similar to that but it was made with a combination of ground pork and ground beef. I love your recipes!

PG said...

blog hopping through and I have found a recipe for this week coming up. Looks delicious!

Jenn in Holland said...

You always make it look and sound so easy. I imagine these are lovely. I think I shall come over for a sample taste. hahaha!

Darrin said...

Wow, those pork pies look great! I just may try this recipe next week!

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La delirante said...

I love Philipino food :) Those pictures look great!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Those looks great! Love the crusts - they look so beautiful and golden! drool.

BusyDad said...

Ok, these look too good not to try. I'm making these this weekend. d Wife is Filipino. She'll appreciate the effort! haha

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Hey Busy Dad - these are great and pretty easy, but to be more traditional, you'd make them in pie crust and deep fry them. Just saying...