Cheese Ham and Potato Pasties Recipe

Ham, Cheese, and Potato Pasties from Leftovers
Submitted By: Taz


Leftover Scalloped/Au Gratin Potatoes (apx 3 Cups)
1 lb Cooked Ham - diced
1 lb Frozen Puff Pastry - thawed to 'fridge cold'
1 Cup Cheddar Cheese (mild, sharp, or extra sharp) - grated
1 Egg - beaten
Kosher Salt to taste
Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste
Flour for dusting
2 Tbs Dijon Mustard
2 Green Onions - sliced thin

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF
  2. Cut the pastry dough into 6 equal portions
  3. Dust a clean surface lightly with flour and roll out each portion of the pastry into a 7 inch 'squares'
  4. IF USING: place ¼ - ½ tsp of the Dijon mustard in the center of each pastry 'square' and spread it out leaving about a 2 inch border around the outside
  5. Place one sixth of the diced ham in the center of the 'square'
  6. IF USING: sprinkle a bit of the sliced green onion over the ham
  7. Place a heaping ¼ Cup of the leftover scalloped potatoes on top of the ham and sprinkle with 2 Tbs or so of the grated cheese
  8. Brush the edges of the pastry with a little egg and gradually bring all of the edges up to the center pleating the pastry over the filling to completely enclose - Pinch together the edges in the center and trim off any excess - Place on a parchment lined or lightly greased baking sheet and repeat until all of the pasties are done (make sure to leave at least an inch and a half between each 'parcel')
  9. Brush the outside of your 'parcels' with the remaining beaten egg - Season with salt and pepper to taste
  10. Bake in the top third of your oven until golden brown and pastry is cooked through (apx 30-35 minutes)
  11. Serve warm with eggs cooked to liking for breakfast, as part of a brunch buffet, or paired with a green salad for a light lunch or dinner -OR- allow to cool to room temperature and serve as a quick between meal snack or even pack in your lunch box or picnic hamper
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