Potato Bourekas

Potato Bourekas

 

Bourekas are a family of baked or fried filled pastries made of a thin flaky dough known as phyllo (or yufka). Bourekas were most likely invented in what is now Modern Turkey. Bourekas can be found made from either phyllo dough or puff pastry filled with various fillings. Among the most popular fillings are salty cheese, mashed potato, mushrooms, spinach, eggplant and pizza-flavor. The top of the borek is often sprinkled with sesame seeds. This particular recipe is going to show you how to make Potato Bourekas.

Potato Bourekas
 
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Potato Bourekas
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Recipe type: Pastry
Cuisine: Turkish
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 Potatoes (around 300 grams)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 medium Onion chopped fine
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Oil for brushing (used to apply sesame seeds)
  • Sesame seeds
Instructions
Potato Mixture:
  1. Peel and boil potatoes till soft (about 20 mins). Drain water and let potatoes cool for a few minutes.
  2. In separate frying pan add the chopped onion and fry with oil (about 2 Tbsp) until onion start to become clear, then remove and add to potatoes.
  3. Add the salt, pepper, 1 egg, to potatoes and then mash and mix all ingredients together well.
Pastry Sheets:
  1. Defrost Puff Pastry (2 sheets) as directed on the package.
  2. With a rolling pin, stretch each sheet of dough out about 1 inch more in diameter.
  3. Cut each sheet into 9 squares (18 total squares).
Final cooking stage:
  1. Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit (177° Celsius).
  2. Now add enough of the potato mixture (about 2 teaspoons) to each pastry square, leaving enough room to be able to fold sheet in half.
  3. To close pastry squares, fold into half, and press the outer edges with your fingers slightly to hold pastry in place. Finish sealing pastry by pressing outer edge with the end of a fork and then place bourekas onto cookie sheet (about 9 bourekas per cookie sheet).
  4. In a small mixing bowl, add 1 egg, teaspoon of oil, and mix well.
  5. With pastry brush, brush egg yolk mixture on the top of each pastry square and then top with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
  6. Place bourekas in hot oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown color.
  7. You can serve as is, or add harissa inside to spice it up!

 

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