2 TBS butter
1/2 small onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp ginger
1 tbs hot curry powder, I have the mild and used it instead
1/2 pound ground beef, chicken, or turkey
salt/pepper to taste
1 red chilli, seed and chopped or 1/4 to 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 1/2 cups of mashed potatoes
3-4 tbs cilantro, chopped
2 sheets ready made puff pastry
1 egg, lightly beaten or 2 tbs melted butter
1- 3 inch (or larger) cookie cutter
Heat the butter in a pot over medium heat, then add the onion and saute until it is golden brown. Next add the garlic and chopped cilantro. Saute for a couple of minutes. Then add the beef and spices, salt and pepper. Cook the beef until it is brown. Take off the heat and pour into a bowl. Add the mashed potatoes to the meat and mix well. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lay the pastry sheets on a clean, lightly floured dry suface and cut out eight rounds using a 3 inch cookie cutter. Place a large spoonful of the meat mixture in the middle. Brush the edges with beaten egg and fold over. Pressing the edges together with the tines of a fork to seal. I, also, used two rounds and made a round pie by putting a large spoonful of the meat mixture in the middle and placed another round on top.
Brush the pies with melted butter. Place the meat pies on a greased cookie sheet and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Turning over half way through to brown the other side. I fried the first two pies and it was a mess. Baking them produces a much better version and healthier too. Serve with a salad or as a snack. Enjoy!