Samsa can be sweet or savory and can be stuffed with various meats, vegetables, and/or fruits. They are a fun food that can be shaped in many different ways.
½ can pumpkin purée
4-6 medium baking potatoes, peeled, coarsely chopped, and boiled
½ medium yellow onion, chopped and sautéed in butter or oil
¼ cup golden raisins
¼ cup chopped walnuts
salt and pepper to taste
Your choice of savory spices (garlic, ginger, chili, cumin, coriander, cilantro)
1-2 boxes puff pastry, defrosted (don’t let pastry get too warm or it will be very sticky)
butter or oil
1 egg yolk, beaten
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sauté boiled potatoes in a a little butter or oil for 5-10 minutes. Remove and mix in canned pumpkin. Add onions, raisins, walnuts, and spices. Mix well. Unwrap and unfold the puff pastry dough. Cut puff pastry into 9 squares.
Place a heaping tablespoon of mixture into the center of puff pastry square. Lightly wet the edges of the dough with water. Bring the corners of the dough to the center and pinch closed. Brush the top of the bundle with egg yolk. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Serve with vinegar or soy sauce.