How to cook quick pasties with cabbage
I woke up in the morning and decided why not to cook small fried pasties with cabbage. I got this idea because I know that my family (especially my husband) adore fried meal, though we realize clearly that it is quite unhealthy for our stomach, but it is allowed to violate rules sometimes, isn’t it? Everything must be done quickly to catch the time before breakfast. It was a big deal that cabbage was already cooked: I stewed it for yesterday’s dinner and had some leftover, it saved my time and particularly this fact gave me the idea to fry pasties.
- Stewed cabbage (cooked beforehand)
- Eggs – 1 piece
- Some flour
- Milk – ½ glass
- Sunflowerseed oil
- Baking soda
Let’s take a glass of flour and put it into deep bowl, add 1 egg, a small amount of salt – on the tip of knife, and the same amount of baking soda (to make our dough fluffy) and bit by bit pour the milk. Stir everything with a spoon, and then when the dough is thick we start kneading it on the cutting board.
In the result we get such a nice dough ball.
Stretch the ball into a sausage shape, cut it into smaller pieces and roll out each one powdered with flour. Our pasties are half-finished now.
Filling for pasties is cabbage; I had it previously cooked (leftover after yesterday’s stewed cabbage)
Put some cabbage in the middle of the rolled-out circle of dough, on the top of filling I add a bit of butter for juiciness.
Close the filling pressing the edges of the dough circle together with your fingers, as if you make a “plait” (look at the picture), it prevents coming out of juice.
Put all the pasties in the frying pan with the heated sunflowerseed oil. It takes pretty short time to fry them on both sides. Due to the type of filling (pre-cooked, contains no meat) it is not necessary to fry pasties for long. Well, that’s all, pasties are ready and it is possible to finish the process for half an hour only.
- I add some boiled water into the milk, it would be better milk is not cold, but warmer or at least of room temperature. It is very good for dough and helps it to grow.
- After you kneaded and made the dough ball, leave it wrapped in the food plastic at least for 2-3 minutes.
- In addition you may buy already ready-made baking powder, but I still keep to old traditional method.
- I sometimes add into milk some salt and sugar, or honey, but just a little bit, otherwise you risk to burn pasties slightly. I actually like the dough with a slightly sweet taste, even if the filling is not made of fruits.
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