Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Amulet Borek

(Muska Boregi)

Amulet Borek
3 sheets of Phyllo Pastry

1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 fresh green onion, only the white part, finely chopped
1/3 cup parsley or dill, chopped
1 egg yolk

1 egg white

1/2 cup sunflower oil

Mix the filling ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Put the egg white in a small bowl to stick the edge of the borek and leave aside.

Place the three sheets on top of each other on the counter with the long side front of you. Cut in 4 equal pieces from top to bottom (picture). Now you should have 12 narrow and long pieces of phyllo pastry. Put one teaspoonful filling on the bottom end of each sheet (picture). First fold it diagonally with the bottom right corner from outside to inside forming a triangle (picture). Continue to fold triangles from the bottom side of the pastry, going up (picture). Spread the egg white with your finger on the open end of the last fold and close it up.

Finish all the sheets. Heat up the sunflower oil on the stove in a frying pan. Fry each borek equally over medium heat until they take a light golden colour. Don't turn your back to the stove as they fry quickly and may burn:) Place them on a paper towel to soak up the extra oil.

Serve Amulet Borek while they are still warm as an appetizer or with Turkish Tea as a snack.

* The Phyllo Pastry may dry while you're rolling them - try to be quick or cover the unused ones with a clean towel while you roll the rest.



At 10:08 AM, Blogger limoncicegi said...

─░ngilizce yazina turkce yorum yapayim :)) Ellerine saglik, bu malzemeleri guzel uyarlamissin ...

At 11:27 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Sevgili Limon Cicegi,
Cok tesekkur ederim. Ben de senin siteni ziyaret etme firsatini buldum, cok guzel tariflerin var, ellerine saglik:)

At 8:55 AM, Blogger jafabrit said...

I really like your blog and your recipe's are wonderful. my husband is Turkish and I like to suprise him now and again with food he is familiar with. Going to make this with my daughter who just LOVES turkish food.

At 4:08 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Jafabrit,
Thank you very much. You also have fantastic art blogs and I enjoyed all your work:) It's so sweet that your daughter loves to cook and eat Turkish Food.
Please give her my best:)

At 4:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yummy! I made a big batch, and I hope they make good leftovers. I used basil, parsley, oregano, garlic, and onion flavors in the filling. Though I had trouble getting the filling in the corners, I might try to roll them the eggroll or cigarette way next time.


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