SUPER EASY SAVOURY HAND PIES
Hi there Galley Folks. I’ve been pantry diving again, searching for easy to make meals with things typically on hand. The likes of canned salmon, tuna or crab. The likes of frozen puff pastry. Add to this an egg, some cheese and chopped veggies and you have a delicious little meal of hand pies.
Once I thawed the pastry, I cut it into squares. And before placing into the muffin wells, I used the egg to very lightly brush the edges of each square. The rest of the egg was mixed in with the remaining the ingredients.
The pastry puffed up equally as well in the little Omnia stove top oven and in the conventional oven making these perfect for cooking in minimal spaces with limited resources. I’ll definitely be making these during our next camping outing.
Serve them warm with wedges of lemon and sprinkling of hot sauce or a dollop of sour cream or plain Greek yogurt and you have a very respectable appetizer. Or toss up a crisp salad to go with and your light summer supper is ready. These were made in regular (not super-sized muffin cups), because I served them with a salad for supper and then ‘yay for leftovers’ we had the other six the following morning rewarmed for brunch. But if you want to get all fancy as an appetizer, cut the pastry into 24 pieces instead of 12 and use mini muffin cups. Consumable in one elegant little bite.
I’m going to be taking a wee break of about two weeks to enjoy our guests from away, but will be back with full vigour and more ideas for easy creations. Before you go dear Galley Friends, stop by to check out a few more of my puff pastry creations…
And finally, one of our favourite tasty little sweet treats…BLUEBERRY CHEESE TARTLETS
…peace and love…
SUPER EASY SALMON GALETTE
- Muffin pan (for conventional oven users)
- Omnia stove top oven (for the ovenless) With muffin insert or individual silicone muffin cups
- Medium mixing bowl
- Pastry brush
- 1 Roll Frozen puff pastry thawed
- 1 small can salmon, drained Tuna or crab works very well too
- 1 Cup broccoli florets finely chopped
- 1/2 Cup minced onion
- 1 Cup shredded cheddar
- 1/2 Cup feta
- 1 egg lightly beaen
- 1 Tsp dried dill
- salt and pepper to taste
- Unroll thawed pastry and cut into 12 equal squares
- Crack egg into mixing bowl and lightly beat. With pastry brush, sparingly brush some egg around edges of each pastry square.
- To the mixing bowl with beaten egg, add salmon, broccoli, cheese, onion, and seasoning
- Press each pastry square into well of each muffin cup
- Fill each with salmon mixture. You should have enough to generously fill all twelve.
for conventional oven users
- Place muffin tin in pre-heated 400 ° oven and bake until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes
for Omnia stove top users
- Cover baking pan and place on pre-heated base plate on high for 5 minutes
- Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook until pastry begins to puff and browns.
- Serve warm
- Side salad for a light supper
- dollop of plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
- lemon wedges
- hot sauce