Tuesday, 26 October 2010

The Cheater's Calzone or In-A-Pinch Pastie

A calzone is a pizza that has been folded over with all the toppings inside. A pastie is an English version of a calzone, with the same principle of a meat filling inside a semi-circle - a portable pie. In Singapore, this is sort of like our curry puff, but not with curry filling, of course.

A good friend posted the method of using frozen pratas in her Facebook to make these delicious versions of the calzone or pasties. The fillings is really up to your imagination and whatever you have in the kitchen.

The Cheater's Calzone or In-A-Pinch Pastie
8 Frozen Prata
1 can Luncheon meat
1 Onion chopped
2 tsp Minced Garlic
Dried Basil (I used fresh Basil as I had leftovers, but dried is fine)
Dried Oregano
Black Pepper
Sliced Cheese

  1. Combine the luncheon meat, onion, garlic, basil, oregano and pepper.
  2. Put the mashed mix on one side of the frozen prata.
  3. Put half a slice of cheese over the mix.
  4. Fold over the prata.
  5. Crimp the open sides of the prata with a fork to seal the prata up.
  6. Arrange the filled prata on a lined baking sheet.
  7. Pop it into the oven at 180 deg C for 20 minutes or until you see the prata nicely browned.
  8. Serve as is, or with veggies and baked beans.

I made another filling a few days later, this time with corned beef instead of luncheon meat. As you can see from the picture below, I also added avocado slices to the cheese, onion and garlic.

You can also try using tuna, sardines, curry or chicken pie fillings - the sky's the limit for these delicious and simple to make pasties! =)


Art of Eating said...

This look yummy ! It's definitely a big hit to the kids

lilac butterfly said...

looks yummy and easy! will try soon :-)

Sephie said...

i love love love love the frozen prata idea... i think i may never bother to make pastry from scratch again.. haha.. well.. not for puffs and top of pies.. lol..

Sephie said...

i'm making these tonight... chickpeas and tuna.. :D thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Brenda said...

Ooooo! That sounds yummy! =)