I really like this book "Y'all Come Eat" by The Deen Brothers. Ever since I bought this book from the BBW sales a couple of years ago, I have only made a few recipes from it, and lots of stick-on notes on most pages! And am so glad to make full use of it for this month's CLAS!
These are really easy to make, with store-bought puff pastry, I've used Pampas Puff Pastry. Firstly, prepare the patty. I have replaced the ground beef with ground pork, which is mixed with some ketchup, Dijon mustard, salt, black pepper and I have added some mayonnaise and chopped fresh parsley as well. Make this mixture into patties and fry in hot oil on both sides until brown and cooked. Drain on kitchen paper towel to rid of excess oil.
Roll out the puff pastry to about 3mm thickness, cut to squares that is big enough to wrap around the burger patties. According to the instructions in the recipe, place one burger patty on each square and top with shredded cheese. Wrap the pastry around the patty to fully enclose and pinch the edges together to seal. I have however, place the shredded cheese first on the pastry, then top with the burger patty, wrap the pastry around the patty to fully enclose, pinch the edges together to seal, and place it seam-side down on baking sheet. Brush the top of pastries with egg wash. Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 400F, until puffed and golden brown.
These are great for breakfast, brunch or tea-time snack.
Best eaten warm, minutes from the oven! Yum!
Mini Cheeseburger Puff Pies
(adapted from "Y'all Come Eat", The Deen Bros)
8 ounces ground beef (I use ground pork)
2 teaspoons tomato ketchup
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoon mayonnaise (my addition)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (my addition)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
all-purpose flour for dusting
1 sheet puff pastry (from a 175-ounce package)
2 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
1 large egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water
- Preheat oven to 400F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together the beef, ketchup, mustard, salt, and pepper (mayonnaise and chopped parsley). Form the mixture into 8 equal-size patties. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Brown the patties in oil about 1 minute per side.
- On a lightly floured surface, unfold the pastry. Cut the pastry lengthwise into four equal strips, then cut strips in half crosswise. Place one patty on each strip and top with cheese. Fold the pastry up around the burgers and pinch the edges together to seal, molding to fit around the patties. Brush the tops of the pastries with the egg mixture. (I placed the shredded cheese first on the pastry, top with the patty, fold pastry around the patty and pinch the edges together to seal. Place it seam side down on baking sheet, with the smooth rounded side on top).
- Place the mini burgers on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until puffed and golden. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
I'm linking this post to Bake-Along #62, hosted by Zoe of Bake For Happy Kids, Lena of Frozen Wings and Joyce of Kitchen Flavours
Cook Like A Star event, featuring Paula Deen and The Deen Brothers, hosted by Zoe of Bake For Happy Kids, Diana of Domestic Goddess Wannabe and Joyce of Kitchen Flavours.