- 1 tbsp unsalted vegan butter
- 1 medium yellow onion , finely diced
- 1 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
- 3/4 tsp sea salt , divided plus more to taste
- 1/2 tsp finely chopped thyme
- 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
- 250 g Yukon Gold potatoes , peeled and cubed into 2cm pieces
- 1/2 rosemary sprig
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 garlic clove , peeled
- 2 tbsp sliced green onion
- 2 tbsp unsweetened soy milk , divived
- 400 g puff pastry , thawed (I like Tenderflake)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Sesame seeds , for garnish
Potato Onion Hand Pies
Recipe created in the context of an Instagram partnership with Giant Tiger.
Can you believe that we are already in October?!
And you know what that means right… Time for holiday recipes.
Although I love summer’s abundance of produce, there is something so comforting about the fall. All the warm spices, baked goods, hearty meals, changing colors, and holiday gatherings make this season one of my favorite ones.
These hand pies are wonderful for the holiday season coming up as they are quite easy to make (you do not have to make the puff pastry yourself!), feature affordable ingredients, and are a fun appetizer or amuse bouche to serve your guests at Thanksgiving or Christmas.
The filling of these beauties is made with Yukon Gold potatoes, caramelized yellow onions, green onions, and classic holiday herbs : rosemary and thyme. They are all held together by flaky puff pastry, which adds richness and a wonderful texture to the mashed potatoes.
When it comes to the ingredients used in this recipe, below are the ones I used. For any modifications, refer to the Swaps & Comments section.
Unsalted Vegan Butter: I used it to caramelize my onions and infuse a little richness to the mashed potatoes
Yellow onion: Onions are always a great way to add another layer of flavour to virtually any savoury dish. When caramelized, their sweet flavour is even more pronounced and complements well the mashed potatoes.
Rosemary & Thyme: Two classic holiday herbs that infuse their festive and herbaceous flavours into the mashed potatoes.
Salt and pepper: Both seasonings are used to round up all the flavours together.
Green onions: I chose to use them in this recipe to add a bit of brightness and onion flavour to the mashed potatoes. They also bring a bit of extra texture to the filling.
Soy milk: I used it to add extra creaminess to the mashed potatoes as well as mixed with the maple syrup to give my hand pies a nice glaze.
Dairy free puff pastry: Tenderflake’s puff pastry has been my go to for years now. It is vegan and works in both savoury and sweet dishes alike. In this recipe it is what holds these hand pies together, while bringing a wonderful flaky and crispy texture to this appetizer.