||greek, Appetizers, Cheese/eggs
1/2 lb Ricotta or cream cheese
1/2 lb Feta cheese; crumbled
2 Eggs; lightly beaten
1 tb All-purpose flour
1 pn Salt (optional)
1/2 ts Grated nutmeg (or more)
1 c Butter; melted
3 tb Butter; melted
1 lb Commercial filo sheets
In a bowl combine the cheeses, eggs, flour, salt (unless the feta is very
salty) nutmeg, and 3 tablespoons butter. Cover the bowl and chill several
hours or overnight, removing from the refrigerator an hour before using.
Cut the filo into thirds (3 x 11 inches). Pile up the filo, covering it
with waxed paper and a damp towel. Take out one sheet at a time and keep
the rest covered. Butter the filo, one sheet at a time, using a pastry
brush and the 1 cup melted butter. Place 1 teaspoon of the filling 1 inch
from the end nearest you. Fold the filo back over the filling so the
bottom edge meets the left edge, forming a right angle. Continue folding
back at right angles to make the triangular shape. Bake in a moderate
oven (350 degrees) for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and crisp, turning
once. Serve hot.
Note: Tyropites may be stacked upright in cardboard boxes and frozen.
When ready to bake, separate while still frozen, spread on baking sheets,
and bake as directed above, allowing an additional 10 minutes baking time.
Source: The Food of Greece by Vilma Liacouras Chantiles. Avenel Books,
Typed for you by Karen Mintzias