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Greek Food - Recipe: Tyropites

Hot cheese pastries. (A variation of Tyropita)

1/2 Cup Cottage Cheese
2 Whole Egg (Beaten)
7/8 Cup Feta Cheese
1/2 Package Fyllo Pastry (Approx. 8 sheets)
3 1/2 oz Olive Oil
3 Tablespoon Parsley (Fresh, flat leaved, chopped)
1 Pinch Pepper (To taste)
  • Crumble feta cheese into a bowl.
  • Add cottage cheese, parsley and eggs and beat together with fork until well blended.
  • Season with pepper.
  • Cut fyllo pastry down the longest length into 7cm/2 3/4 in strips.
  • Take 1 strip and cover other strips with damp tea towel.
  • Brush strip with olive oil and put a heaped teaspoon of the cheese mixture on the bottom left-hand corner.
  • Fold over the corner with the filling so it meets long side edge and forms a triangle.
  • Continue folding the filling up and over from side to side to form a neat triangle.
  • Place on an oiled baking tray and brush with oil.
  • Continue with the rest of the fyllo pastry and mixture is used.
  • Bake in preheated oven 190 degrees C/375 degrees F /Gas mark 5 for 15 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serve hot.

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