BOREK – CRISPY TURKISH CHEESE PASTRY
Crispy Phyllo Dough layers filled with creamy feta cheese make this Borek a delicious appetizer that is so easy to make! This recipe is a keeper!
Servings: 12 servings
- 12 sheets of phyllo dough
- 1/2 cup of feta cheese
- 1/2 cup of cottage cheese 4%, 2% or non-fat
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp. of chopped parsley
- 1/3 cup of olive oil
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Prepare the filling by mixing feta, cottage cheese, egg and parsley together.
Prepare a working station. Place the phyllo sheets, baking sheet, a bowl with olive oil and a pastry brush on the table. Spread one phyllo sheet on the table and brush it gently with olive oil. Fold it in half. Brush with a tiny bit of olive oil. Fold in half again. Brush with a little oil again. Now, place about 2 tablespoons of the cheese filling on one end of the rectangle. Fold dough over filling, forming a triangle. Fold triangle over, forming another triangle. Continue folding until you reach the end of the rectangle.
Place the Borek triangles onto the baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.
Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 24mg | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.3mg