Star-Gazing Pasties (with pilchards)

Preparation info

  • To make

    12

    small pasties
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Cookery of England

The Cookery of England

By Elisabeth Ayrton

Published 1975

  • About

This is a Cornish recipe, made by generations of fishermen’s wives, though rarely seen today. Strictly speaking, it is a derivative of Star-gazing Pie, but in the pasty the pilchards look out horizontally. The pasties are very good made with herrings or small mackerel. The pie was made in a large deep pie dish into which the fish, standing on their tails, were wedged with sliced cooked potato, chives and herbs and strips of bacon. Large spoonfuls of scalded cream were put between the fish a