My youngest is going through a stage of gulping down his dinner one day and not touching it the next, so I have been ending up with lots of untouched meals in the fridge, perfect for lunch the next day. His jacket potato with beans (he had managed to eat the cheese on top) was destined to be a potato cake, because that is usually what happens to leftover potato in my house. However, I had some sheets of puff pastry in the freezer that I had been wanting to use, and a hankering for cheese and onion pasties, so I tried something new!
1/2 cooked jacket potato
2tbsp baked beans (optional)
Grated cheese, to taste
1tbsp chopped onion
1 puff pastry sheet
Blend potato, beans, cheese and onion until smooth. Add seasoning and more cheese/onion if required.
Cut pastry sheet in half so you have two rectangles. Fill half of each rectangle with the mixture, remembering to leave a gap, and dampened the edges with milk/egg/water. Fold over the pastry and seal tightly. Score the top with a knife and place on an oiled tray. Bake at 200C for 20-30 minutes until golden.
I served the pasties with a higgledy-piggledy salad that made the most of half-eaten fruit that my children had forgotten about.