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Cheese Boeregs

Boeregs can also be stuffed with spinach and herbs can be added for additional flavor. The pastries can be prepared in advance, frozen and then baked. Allow an extra five minutes for baking. Look for Kefalotiri cheese at Middle Eastern markets and delis.

Cuisine: Armenian
Type: Cheese
Courses: Starters and appetizers
Serves: 48 people

Recipe Ingredients

3/4 lb 340g / 11ozFeta cheese - (abt 2 cups)
1 lb 454g / 16ozCottage cheese - not low-fat
4   Eggs - beaten
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground white pepper - to taste
1/4 lb 113g / 4ozKefalotiri cheese - grated
1 lb 454g / 16ozFilo dough - thawed if frozen
1 cup 198g / 7ozButter - melted

Recipe Instructions

Break feta into small pieces. Add cottage cheese and mix together. Add eggs and mix thoroughly. Season to taste with salt and pepper, taking care not to over-salt. Add Kefalotiri cheese.

Open filo dough box, remove dough and cover with damp towel. Cut each sheet into 4 (2- by 2 1/2-inch) strips. Brush each strip with butter. Put 1 teaspoon filling at bottom of each strip and fold corner to corner, end over end, into triangle. Repeat until all strips are used.

Place in 2 nonstick 13- by 9-inch baking pans, seam-side down. Brush tops with a little melted butter to prevent drying out. Bake at 375 degrees until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot.

This recipe yields 4 dozen.

Each boereg: 100 calories; 163 mg sodium; 34 mg cholesterol; 6 grams fat; 9 grams carbohydrates; 4 grams protein; 0 fiber.

The Los Angeles Times, 12-08-1999


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