||Pumpkin Walnut Phyllo "snails"
||greek, Appetizers, Side dish
1 Pumpkin (4 to 4 1/2 lbs.)
1/2 c Granulated sugar
2 tb Ground cinnamon
1 c Chopped walnuts
1 lb Commercial phyllo sheets
1/2 c Olive oil or butter; melted
Cut the pumpkin in half, remove and discard the seeds, the peel using a
sharp knife. Grate the pumpkin on the medium holes of a cheese grater
(there should be approximately 4 cups of finely grated pumpkin). Taste
for flavor, adding more sugar if desired. Start to roll the "snails".
Lay the phyllo flat and deep, covered with a damp towel except when
rolling. Brush one filo sheet lightly with the oil and fold in half
lengthwise. Spread a row of filling (about 3 to 4 tablespoons) across the
length of one end of the filo to within an inch of each edge. Roll up to
seal the filling, forming a long tube. Then, beginning at one end, curl
up tightly into a "snail-like" coil and set on a baking sheet. Continue
until all the filling has been used, keeping the rolls covered with waxed
paper or plastic to avoid drying. Brush the rolls with oil or butter and
bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes or until puffy and crisp. Serve
warm or cold with poultry or game dishes. From: "The Food of Greece" by
Vilma Liacouras Chantiles, Avenel Books, New York.
Typed for you by Karen Mintzias