Sunday, October 24, 2010

100 year old Cornish Pasties recipe, Ida Bailey Allen, left overs, Cooking for two, recipes for two, pork tenderloin

Cooking for two can sometimes be a real challenge. It takes some serious meal planning. Its not too hard with a twenty minute meal like pork chops or pasta... But when you want a roast (beef or chicken or tenderloin) it gets tricky.  Its nearly impossible to get a 10 oz beef roast.  When going for a food you know will have leftovers , the leftovers should be planned for. Ida Bailey Allen has a whole section for leftovers.  Tonight we will be having roast pork tenderloin.  Tomorrow I will use the leftover tenderloin to make Ida's Cornish Pasties.  I love this recipe and so does Jimmy.  Once cooked, the little pasties can be frozen for a quick meal at a later date.

Cornish Pasties

2 cups cold cooked diced potatoes
2 cups cold cooked meat
1/2 small onion,diced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Pie crust (as I said in a previous post..... I make nappy pie crust, so find a recipe from a RELIABLE source)

Mix potatoes,onions,meat, salt and pepper together in a bowl.
roll your pie crust thin and cut into 4 inch squares.
Put a spoonful of the meat mix in the middle of each square. 
Wet the edges with water or milk and fold them over the meat mix.
Brush the sides with milk or water
place on a greased flat pan and bake for 20 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Salisbury Steak

    1 lb lean ground beef
    1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
    1/4 cup chopped onions, fairly fine
    1 egg, beaten
    1 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    Mix above ingredients and split into 4 patties
    Brown in skillet 5 min ea side add:

    2 cups beef broth
    1 lg. Onion sliced thin
    1 cup sliced mushrooms

    Add to skillet bring to boil, reduce heat to low cover and simmer for 10 min.
    Remove patties from skillet and keep warm.
    Bring skillet back to a boil

    Stir together
    3Tbs cornstarch
    3Tbs water
    till smooth

    Add to skillet and boil stirring constantly till thick about 1 min.