Sweet potato & ginger parcels

Sweet potato & ginger parcels

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 30 mins


Makes 15
These moreish snacks are made with Tunisian brik pastry. Similar to filo, but crispier, it's well worth keeping a pack in the freezer

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per parcel

  • kcal65
  • fat3g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.27g
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  • 400g sweet potato
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 50g melted butter, plus a knob extra



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • thumb-size piece ginger, grated



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • ½ a 190g pack feuilles de brick pastry
  • few pinches cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…


  1. Microwave or oven-cook potatoes until tender. Melt a knob of butter in a pan. Fry chilli for 30 secs, then spring onion whites and ginger for 1 min. Scrape flesh from potatoes, discard skins, then mash into the pan. Season, then stir in onion greens.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Unroll a pastry sheet and cut 3 x 6cm strips from the middle; discard leftovers. Brush strips with melted butter, place a spoonful of potato mix at one end, then fold up from side-to-side to make a triangular parcel. The filling should be completely sealed in. Arrange parcels on a baking sheet, brush with butter and repeat until you’ve used up all the filling.

  3. Bake for 20 mins until crisp and golden. Dust with a pinch of cinnamon; then serve.

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20th Feb, 2019
I made these some years back for a gathering of friends and they went down a storm! .
24th Mar, 2017
These are lovely. I used spring roll pastry, and it worked fine, too.
6th Sep, 2014
Filo pastry works just as well. These were delicious
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22nd Jan, 2013
wuppss forgot to rate!
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22nd Jan, 2013
these are SO SO lovely - i rolled the pastry in a spring roll shape instead of these triangles. the Ginger and sweet potato are a gorgeous conversation.
31st May, 2011
Vonnie Yeah, you could use shortcrust or puff pastry. This would make little pasties rather than parcels, but I expect they would be just as yummy.
4th Jan, 2011
Does anyone know if you can use shortcrust pastry for this as my son cannot eat wheat and the only alternative I can make is shortcrust
24th Nov, 2010
Waitrose sells the pastry. It's called Feuille de Brick & you'll find it with the fresh pastry (usually near the butter).
2nd Sep, 2010
Where can u get brik pastry from
1st May, 2010
Delicious. Used shallots instead of spring onions, but quick easy and good fun for the kids to make.
30th May, 2016
Could these be made up to step two and then frozen for a week? Or would the sweet potato texture not work with being made ahead?
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