Since I started blogging dining at restaurants has not been the same. I use to order, wait patiently and then enjoy my meal while engaging in whatever conversation was taking place. Now however, when I take my first bite, I don’t have much time to savor it before I immediately start thinking to myself “How can I make this at home?” It’s like a little challenge for myself to see how close I can actually get to the restaurant version. My latest at home attempt were these scrumptious beef samosas. It took just one bite of these flaky snacks filled with a mixture of seasoned ground beef, onions and peas and carrots to realize challenging yourself can be a very good thing.
Traditional samosas are made with a samosa dough and fried. I however happened to have some puff pastry in the freezer and decided to bake them. The puff pastry turned a lovely golden brown and made a wonderful flaky pocket for the savory filling. If you prefer you could substitute ground chicken for the beef.
These samosas taste just like those Ryan and I order at our favorite Indian restaurant here in Seattle. For the full effect, dip these in your favorite chutney. If you feel like really challenging yourself, check out my Daring Baker post on Vols-au-vent and make your own puff pastry too. Enjoy!
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My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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