This recipe appears in:Sunday Brunch: Cornish Pasty
- 1 recipe pie crust (use your favorite, or ours)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 small leek, finely chopped
- 1/2 pound hanger steak, chopped
- 1 parsnip, finely chopped
- 1 potato, chopped
- 1 carrot, finely chopped
- 2 sprigs thyme, chopped
- kosher salt and cracked black pepper
- 1 egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 400°F. Melt butter in skillet and add onion and leek; cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. In a bowl combine steak, parsnip, potato, carrot, and thyme, and toss to combine. Once onion and leeks are cool, add to mixture and mix. Season with salt and pepper.
Roll out pastry into 1/4 inch-thick sheet. Cut into 4 circles about 5 inches across. If all circles cannot be cut out of initial sheet of pastry re-roll pastry and cut out remaining circles if necessary.
Spoon between 1/3 and 1/2 cup of filling mixture onto one half of pastry circle. Brush edges with beaten egg and fold other half over filling. Seal by pressing gently with a fork or your fingers. Place on prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining pastry and filling (there may be filling left over). Brush all pasties with beaten egg.
Place in 400°F oven; when pastry begins to brown, turn oven down to 350°F and bake for an additional 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Serve with strong ale.