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Old 10-28-2010, 08:27 AM   #1
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Yooper Pasties

First let me ask, what is a Yooper?

That being asked, I gather that pasties are like meat pies. How about some examples and recipes I can try.

I love the idea of meat pies, but after buying a pre-made package of pie crust, it sat in the freezer for a couple of months because I couldn't figure out what to put in a meat pie.

I finally took some leftover meat and vegetables from a soup I made and made little pies. It wasn't very good, but I still get hungry for "pasties" when I keep coming across them in my reading. They just sound so good.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:37 AM   #2
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A "Yooper" is from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Yooper=Upper.

Pastie is sort of like a meat/veg pie, but in turnover fashion. It can also contain dessert in one end of it. Typically it will contain cubed beef (round steak seems to work well), veg can range from diced potatoes to carrots to rutabagas to turnips. Also some onion, s/p to taste.
The dessert area, if you want to put some in one end, can be something like a pie filling.
They are typically cooked without any liquid inside them and are sauced at the table once cracked open with ketchup or brown gravy.

They were intended as a portable, hearty meal for the Cornish, from Cornwall U.K. miners. Hence the name, Cornish Pasties.

Here are some recipes.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:55 AM   #3
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Besides the Cornish Miners version as mentioned by Hammster, pasties, by design, can also be found as Scottish Meat Pies, the same construction as a pastie, but contains a lamb stew. And there's a Scottish-American meat pie that uses ground beef (in place of lamb), onion, carrot, potato and LOTS of black pepper.
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:04 AM   #4
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Selkie,
I haven't seen the Scottish ones. I've had Scottish meat pies at Scottish Highland Games here in San Diego (take that for what it's worth) and they were more of a traditional pie shape and not a turnover shape.
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If you want the turnover shaped pies, go to the L.A. Scottish Games...
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:16 AM   #6
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Hah!! LOL. Interesting to know.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:12 AM   #7
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Pies/Pasties

Most area's of the UK have a traditional pie or pastie, the people of Wigan in Lancashire are refered to as Pie Eaters. Melton Mowbray is the home of Pork Pies made with hot water crust pastry.Steak and Kidney pudding is fantastic. The Cornish Pastie or Tiddy Oggy is one of the best.
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:04 PM   #8
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Sweeny Todd made a great meat pie!
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A "Yooper" is from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Yooper=Upper.

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Not Upper but for the abbreviation U. P. as in UPer
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:32 PM   #10
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Thanks guys. I never would have guessed. I was thinking something like yuppie. Now I know.

I appreciate the recipe site. Now if I can remember how to copy it onto a document so I can make it easier to read and print out for my notebook. Someone told me here so I have to go find the thread/site..

Thanks again.
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