Pork and Onion Puffs
Used with permission from the new cookbook
Pastry Savory and Sweet by Michel Roux
Alterations should be made to fit with your dietary needs. Please
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Pork and Onion Puffs. Serves 4
1 lb 7 oz classic puff pastry
1 lb 2 oz pork shoulder, boned
3 1/4 oz shallots, finely chopped
Scant 1 cup white wine preferably Riesling
2 tbsp peanut oil
1 oz parsley, snipped
1/3 cup dried bread crumbs
2 hard cooked medium eggs chopped
salt and freshly ground pepper
Eggwash (1 medium egg yolk mixed with 1 tbps milk)
- To make the filling, cut the pork into strips, 1/2 inch wide and 1 1/2 inches long.
- Combine the pork, shallots, white wine. and oil in a bowl. Mix well. cover with plastic wrap.
- To assemble, mix the parsley, bread crumbs, and eggs into the pork filling and season with salt and pepper.
- On a lightly floured counter, roll out 4 1/2 oz of the dough to a 7 x 4 1/2 inch rectangle.
- Spoon one quarter of the filling into the middle of the dough, in a 4- inch long band.
- Brush the edges of the dough with eggwash.
- Fold one side of the dough over the filling and brush this wish eggwash, then fold over the other side of the tough.
- Roll out the 2 ends of the dough and cut off the excess, leaving a 1/1/4 inch flap at each end.
- Brush these with eggwash and fold over the filling, pulling them lightly. Invert the package onto a baking sheet.
- Roll out 1 1/2 of the dough to a rectangle the same size as the package.
- Neaten the edges with a chef's knife.
- Brush the top of the package with eggwash and lift the dough rectangle onto it, using a spatula.
- Make another 3 packages in the same way and chill for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Brush the tops of the packages with eggwash.
- Using a knife tip, mark rays at an angle from the middle, then cut a small hole in the center with a sharp knife.
- Bake the package for 20 minutes.
- Lower the oven setting to 340 F and cook for another 10 minutes.
- Lift the puffs onto a wire rack with a spatula.
- Serve the puffs hot, with braised cabbage or a leafy salad if you prefer.
I like to serve these rustic little pies with red cabbage braised with some chopped apple, and sprinkled with walnuts and grapes to serve.
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