Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Beautiful and historic yet quaint and full of charm, Mineral Point is an
Over the years the recipe has grown and flourished and considered a local delicacy. Schools and organizations will often have pasty sales as fundraising events.
Having grown up across the Mississippi River from
Following is my mom’s recipe for Pasty:
Filling: Dice 3 medium potatoes and 1 small onion. Break up 1 pound of ground beef with a fork and combine the ingredients. Salt and pepper to taste.
Crust: Mix 2 cups of flour, 2/3 cups shortening and 1 tsp salt to the consistency of bread crumbs. Add ½ cup cold water and mix. Roll out dough to about 12×8”. Cut into 3 pieces and fold each piece over 1/3 of the filling. Add a few drops of water.
Bake 55-60 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Note: You can substitute some or all of the potatoes with rutabaga, and my mom added bacon for extra flavor. Locally, some cooks like to substitute cubed sirloin for the ground beef. Experiment and enjoy!
Information provided by Nancy K. Smith, First Weber Group Southwest Regional Manager
First Weber Group-Dodgeville , Platteville , Mineral Point , Spring Green , and Muscoda
Thanks for reading the Wisconsin Real Estate & Wisconsin Living blog for a little history and an old Wisconsin recipe. If you haven’t visited Mineral Point Wisconsin before, you should spend a day or two there. There’s a large artist community and many historical sites including Pendarvis and Shake Rag Alley. It is a beautiful small Wisconsin town. First Weber happens to have a real estate sales office in Mineral Point, too!
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