Recipes and Cooking Appetizer Recipes Spiced Potato Pastry Pockets The trick to helping leftover mashed potatoes taste fresh? Reinvent them by adding big flavors with herbs, spices, and new main ingredients. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 19, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Kelsey Hansen Prep Time: 25 mins Total Time: 55 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Inspired by Indian samosas, these tasty triangles invigorate leftover mashed potatoes with spice rack additions and aromatics. The quick filling for ready-made pastry is studded with peas, onion, garlic, and ginger. Serve them with two types of chutney to make a star out of a Thanksgiving side dish. Ingredients 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1 pepper jalapeno pepper or serrano pepper, seeded and minced 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated 2 tsp minced garlic cloves 1 teaspoon garam masala 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon brown mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes 1/2 cup frozen peas 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 package refrigerated pie crust (2 pie crusts) 1 tbsp mango chutney, mint chutney, or tamarind chutney Directions Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large skillet warm 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil over medium. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, until translucent and beginning to brown, 5 minutes. Add jalapeno, ginger, and garlic; cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Stir in garam masala, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, turmeric, and cayenne (if using) to coat onion mixture. Add mashed potatoes and peas, stirring gently to combine. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Stir in cilantro. Unroll one pie crust. Cut into quarters. Brush edges of each quarter with water. Spoon about 1/3 cup potato mixture down the center of each quarter. Fold one straight side of pastry over filling to opposite straight side to form a triangle. Press edges to seal. Arrange on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining pastry and potato mixture. Prick tops of each pocket with tines of a fork. Bake until golden brown and crisp, 30 minutes. Cool slightly before serving pockets with desired chutney(s). Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 279 Calories 13g Fat 36g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 278.7 % Daily Value * Total Fat 13.4g 17% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 0.5mg 0% Sodium 367.9mg 16% Total Carbohydrate 35.6g 13% Dietary Fiber 3.1g 11% Total Sugars 4.6g Protein 4.5g Vitamin D 0.1mcg 1% Vitamin C 10.1mg 51% Calcium 32.5mg 3% Iron 1.8mg 10% Potassium 281.9mg 6% Fatty acids, total trans 0.3g Vitamin D 3.7IU Alanine 0.1g Arginine 0.2g Ash 1.7g Aspartic acid 0.4g Caffeine 0mg Carotene, alpha 3.5mcg Choline, total 17mg Copper, Cu 0.2mg Cystine 0.1g Energy 1167.1kJ Fluoride, F 20.8mcg Folate, total 40.4mcg Glutamic acid 1.1g Glycine 0.2g Histidine 0.1g Isoleucine 0.2g Leucine 0.3g Lysine 0.2g Methionine 0.1g Magnesium, Mg 23.8mg Manganese, Mn 0.3mg Niacin 2.2mg Phosphorus, P 75mg Pantothenic acid 0.5mg Phenylalanine 0.2g Phytosterols 13.3mg Proline 0.4g Retinol 21.5mcg Selenium, Se 3.5mcg Serine 0.2g Starch 18.6g Theobromine 0mg Threonine 0.1g Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.6mg Tryptophan 0g Tyrosine 0.1g Valine 0.2g Vitamin A, IU 399.6IU Vitamin A, RAE 38.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 11.3mcg Water 67.2g Zinc, Zn 0.5mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.