Pastie

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This article is about the fried pie or pastry. For other uses, see Pasty (disambiguation).
A pastie supper

A pastie /ˈpæst/ is a large to medium sized round battered pie common to Northern Ireland. Generally served with chips (french fries) to form a "pastie supper" ("supper" in Northern Irish chip shops meaning something with chips), or in a bread roll as a "pastie bap", it is a common staple in most fish and chip shops in the country.

Recipes vary, but the most common ingredients are minced pork, onion, potato and seasoning formed into a "round" (just like a burger) which is then covered in a batter mix and deep fried.[1] Traditionally, chip shops coloured the pastie's filling with a cochineal dye, giving it a bright pink colour, supposedly to make the snack more appetising. Many shops have stopped using this method due to cochineal allergies.

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