forfar bridies

a recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

These are Scottish pasties traditionally filled with seasoned lamb, but you could use the meat of your choice, whatever you prefer. They are a meal in themselves! Recipe & photo:

serves Makes 6 bridies
prep time 30 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For forfar bridies

  • 12 oz
    ground lamb (or beef, pork, chicken)
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    beef broth (if using chicken, use chicken broth)
  • 1 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper, or to taste
  • 1
    pastry for double-crust pie
  • 1
    egg white, slightly beaten

How To Make forfar bridies

  • 1
    Cook meat in a large skillet over medium heat until evenly brown; drain fat. Remove from heat and stir in onion, broth, and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 2
    On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry out to 1/8" thickness. Cut into 6" rounds. Place about 1/2 cup filling on one half of each. Fold the pastry over the filling and crimp edges to seal.
  • 3
    Brush lightly with beaten egg white, and cut three slits in the top to allow for steam to escape. Place on baking sheet.
  • 4
    Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.