One of our specialties is developing frozen vegetables that work perfectly in pies and pasties. Peter’s produce quality pies for retail and foodservice and they asked us to develop a ‘Flat Slice’ swede that would work in a Cornish pasty. What we produced was a 20 x 20 x 5 mm sliced swede, this worked because each piece of swede was thin enough that it could be layered up in the pasty but the 20mm dimension allowed the swede to still be seen.
On the success of this we were then asked to develop a 10 mm diced potato that would help to thicken the sauce in a pasty but still retain some of the texture so that the customers could see it in the product. What we created was an overblanched 10 mm diced Nadine potato. Nadine is a great potato for pies and pasties because it has a low dry matter, this means it will add some texture to the filling but still hold up after it has been baked.
If you are a pie and pasty manufacturer and you have a requirement you would like us to take a look at please don’t hesitate to contact us. Or if you are a food manufacturer and you liked what you have just read, feel free to give us a call – we’re a nice bunch.