Tuesday, 13 May 2008

LOW FAT FILO PIE - Tava boregi

Hi All, this is a very easy version of many recipes made with filo pastry in Turkey. Majority of filo pastry pies and boreks baked in the oven but this is cooked on the stove and called lazy cook's borek because it is quick to make and hassle free.. This is especially popular when  friends get together for the  afternoon tea. Serves 6.


6 jus-rol  Filo Pastry - defrost if frozen-
oil for greasing the pan

  • 2 eggs
  • 200 ml milk
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Black pepper
PREPARE THE EGG MIXTURE by mixing whisked eggs, milk, olive oil and black pepper.

  • 3-4 boiled medium potatoes(mashed or grated)
  • half a packed of spinach(chopped)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 100 g feta or Edam cheese, grated
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Bunch of parsley and dill(chopped)

Mash or grate the potatoes, add chopped spinach, onion, crumbled feta cheese or grated edam cheese. Chop up the herbs and mix it all together. Season with cayenne pepper. Set aside.


Grease a large non stick frying pan.

 Take one pastry sheet, dip in the egg mixture to moistened it. Carefully lift the sheet from egg mixture and lay in it the frying pan. Don't worry if the pastry breaks, just arrange it so that bottom of the pan is fully covered. Do the same with 2nd and 3rd sheet of pastry, tucking in the edges. Now scoop all the filling mixture on top of the third sheet in the pan. Then get the 4th sheet of filo, dip in the egg mixture and lay on top of the filling. Do the same with rest of the pastry.  So we laid 3 sheets of pastry and then the filling, finally remaining 3 sheets of filo over the filling to complete the process, tucking in the edges. Turn the heat on  high for 2-3 minutes then turn it right  down to the lowest setting. Cover the pan  with the lid  and cook the pie very slowly for 10-15 minutes. Turn it over and cook the other side for 10 minutes or until it is crispy and golden in colour. Let it cool, cut in to squares and serve it warm. Afiyet olsun- Enjoy...


ElaNur said...

Oh I luv this recipe!!! Thank you
miss Fahriye!!! You did a great job!!! Ellerinize saglik!!!

Greetings from Holland,

Fahriye's Kitchen said...

Thank you Elanur, I am glad you enjoyed the borek. It is my favourite too and quick to make when friends come over.