Sweetcorn and Red Bell Pepper Fried Pastries
Sweetcorn and Red Bell Pepper Fried pastries make scrumtious savoury treats.The pastry is light and the filling is a mixture of sweet and spicy
- 1¾ cups ( 210 g ) all purpose or cake flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup ( 80 ml ) melted margarine or butter
- ½ cup ( 125 ml ) of warm water
Sweetcorn and red bell pepper filling
- 2 cups ( 350 g ) frozen sweetcorn
- 1 small red bell pepper diced
- 1 small onion finely diced
- 1 Tablespoon ( 15 ml ) canola or sunflower oil
- ½ teaspoon chilli powder or cayenne pepper optional
- ¼ cup ( 50 g ) feta roughly crumbled
- chives or fresh coriander
- salt and pepper to taste
- oil for deep frying pastries
TO MAKE THE PASTRY
Combine flour and salt in a bowl.
Add the melted butter or margarine, and rub it between your fingertips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Add the warm water and mix it together to form a soft dough. Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic... for about 3-4 minutes.
Cover with a clean cloth and leave aside while you prepare the filling.
TO MAKE THE FILLING
Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft. Once the onion is soft , add the diced bell peppers and cook for 5 minutes. Put in the chilli powder or cayenne pepper if using.
Add the sweetcorn and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes. Season to taste
Remove from the heat and crumble the feta over the cooked sweetcorn and pepper mix.
ASSEMBLING THE PASTRY
Break off 10 equal sized pieces from the dough. Using a rolling pin, roll out each piece into a six inch disk. Cut the disk in half. Place a teaspoon of the cooked filling onto the pastry on one half and fold over to form a triangle and to cover. Seal by making a small fold on the edges. Do the same for the rest of the pastry.
Heat enough oil on medium to deep fry the filled pastries. Fry for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
Remove from oil and drain the pastries on paper towel and serve warm
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