Sunny Vegetable Patties

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Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Makes

    6–8

Appears in

Caribbean Food Made Easy

Caribbean Food Made Easy

By Levi Roots

Published 2009

  • About

Patties are as Jamaican as rice and peas and are the most widely available street food: the Jamaican fast food. This is an ital-version – Rasta style! It has no meat and uses bright, healthy vegetables and orange cheese in the yellow Jamaican patty pastry. The colour is to go with the feeling you get from them – like sunshine.

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into 1 cm (½ in) dice
  • 150 g ( oz) carrots, cut into 1 cm (½ in) dice
  • 300 g (10½ oz) butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into 1 cm (½ in) dice
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 200 g can sweetcorn, drained
  • 100 g ( oz) orange cheese (such as Double Gloucester), grated
  • 2–4 tsp salt
  • 1 × quantity Patty Pastry
  • ½ egg, lightly beaten, to glaze

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6.
  • Put the pepper, carrots and squash in a saucepan with a small amount of just-boiled water. Cover and cook for 4 minutes. Drain, put in a bowl and mix with all the other ingredients, except the pastry and beaten egg. Leave to cool completely.
  • Cut the pastry into 6 or 8 pieces, depending on whether you want larger or smaller patties. Roll the first piece out into a large circle, with the pastry about ½ cm (¼ in) thick. Put an eighth of the filling (or a sixth, if making 6 patties) on one side of the pastry, leaving about 1cm (½ in) around the edge. Brush the edge with some of the egg glaze. Fold the other half of the pastry circle over the filled half and press the edges together to seal, using a fork to crimp the edges.
  • Brush the patties with the remaining beaten egg glaze, place on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper and cook in the oven for 25 minutes or until nice and golden on the outside as well as on the inside.