“Meat pies” commonly refers to turnovers filled with a meat, fish, or other filling and are popular appetizers/snacks/street foods in Ghana and other parts of West Africa. The filling may include items ranging from canned corned beef to leftover fish to cooked meat or ground beef or even vegetables.
Here is a family-favorite (and easy) version. It is lighter than those often served in Ghana. Double this recipe to make party snacks or to take to community or school functions. Our family eats the turnovers as a light supper or a portable make-ahead picnic lunch, accompanied by a salad or side vegetable and fruit. Fish turnovers are mildly reminiscent of Indian or East African samosas or sambusas, which are deep-fried rather than baked.
The turnovers can be made in other shapes and sizes by cutting larger or smaller circles or squares to form the turnovers into triangles. Smaller circles make nice appetizers.
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