Ruth McCartney Traditional Cornish Pasties

The traditional Cornish pasty, which since 2011 - like Champagne and Parma Ham - has Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status in Europe, is filled with beef, sliced or diced potato, swede (also known as yellow turnip or rutabaga) and onion, seasoned with salt and pepper, and baked. Never carrots. That's a Lancashire Pasty! Today, the pasty is the food most associated with Cornwall. A pasty becomes known as a "tiddy oggy" when steak is replaced with an extra potato, "tiddy" meaning potato and "oggy" meaning pasty and was eaten when times were hard and expensive meat could not be afforded. Pasties resemble turnovers from many other cuisines and cultures, including the bridie in Scotland, empanada in Spanish-speaking countries, pirog in Eastern Europe, samosa in India, curry puff in South East Asia, and shaobing in China. The word "oggy" in the internationally popular chant "Oggy Oggy Oggy, Oi Oi Oi" is thought to stem from Cornish dialect "hoggan", deriving from "hogen" the Cornish word for pasty. When the pasties were ready for eating, the bal maidens at the mines would supposedly shout down the shaft "Oggy Oggy Oggy" and the miners would reply "Oi Oi Oi".

Mealtime: Snacks
Diet: Meat Lovers
Contains: Dairy / Lactose, Gluten, Wheat

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