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ARMENIAN CHEESE BOREG
A phyllo dough turnover filled with cheese and parsley and baked to a golden brown. Similar to the Greek Spanakopita, but a bit more cheesy and lighter in texture. They can be served hot or at room temperature
Like many Mediterranean and Middle Eastern recipes, the phyllo dough co-stars with the feta cheese to make this a spectacular snack. The packaged phyllo dough available today makes recipes like this a cinch, compared to the exhausting and time consuming drudgery of rolling out sheets and sheets of tissue paper-thin phyllo dough.
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INGREDIENTS: Makes 2 dozen
● ˝ pound, or more, butter melted, or better yet Clarified Butter.
● Purchase 1 box phyllo dough at your supermarket (Athens or Apollo brands are the best). You will
need the whole box.
● 1˝ lbs. Jack cheese, or ricotta, or Armenian or Greek (Feta) cheese. Mix or take your choice. Feta is
the most authentic. I like to mix feta and jack cheese ˝ and ˝.
● 1 cup chopped Armenian or Italian parsley, Flat leafed.
● 2 eggs [beaten well]
● ˝ teaspoon salt
● ˝ teaspoon white pepper
● Mix the above ingredients for the filling
1. Preheat oven to 400°F
2. Cut your phyllo dough sheets into 4 inch wide strips and the length of the longest dimension of the
sheet of phyllo.
3. Brush a strip with butter and place another strip on top of that strip. Butter that strip and add
another until you have stacked 4 buttered strips.
4. Place a tablespoon(s) of filling on the end of the strip and fold over the end into a triangle. Now as
you would fold a flag, fold the filling and strip into a successions of triangular folds until you reach
the end. Brush butter on both sides and place on a baking sheet. Do this until all the phyllo or the
filling is used up. Should come out pretty close to even and approximately two dozen triangular
turn-overs..**SEE COOK'S NOTES**
5. Bake the cheese boreg triangles in a 400°F oven for approximately 20-25 minutes until they are
6. As soon as they are cool enough to handle, serve as an appetizer or a side dish
1. If you only need a dozen, you can now put a tray full in the freezer and freeze. When frozen, you
can store them in your freezer in plastic zip-lock® bags and bake them, without thawing, at a later
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