Thursday, February 24, 2011 By Aaron Brown
We used to make pasties as a fundraiser for my high school band. They'd have all the kids work overnight on a weekend making hundreds of them to fill orders. I guess we'd have to call those Cherry pasties now, not Cornish.
Pasties are a staple around northern Minnesota's Iron Range owing to the region's mining past. Many Cornish miners immigrated to U.S. mining regions in the late 1800s, bringing with them the tradition of the pasty. I could sure as hell go for a pasty right now. I wonder how many Weight Watchers points are in a pasty? Considering that you could probably heat a small cabin with a slow-burning pasty, I probably don't want to know.