This particular recipe is filled with juicy lamb mince, fresh spinach and chopped peppers and onions. If you are a veggie, simply swap the meat for some feta cheese.
- Filo pastry – 6 medium thickness sheets for 6 Gozleme parcels
- 300g mincemeat (lamb or beef – substitute with feta cheese & parsley for a vegetarian option)
- 200g Spinach
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
- Grated cheddar cheese (optional)
Method1 Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add the onions, fry and stir occasionally until light brown on a medium/low heat.
2 Add the meat and chopped pepper, fry until medium brown, stirring occasionally.
3 When cooked add the spinach for a final minute until it reduces to blend with the meat. For the vegetarian option crumble the feta with chopped parsley in a bowl.
4 Lay out the filo pastry in 6 inch square sheets, if the pastry is of the very thin kind use two sheets.
5 Place your filling in the centre, spread out thinly in a square shape. Then fold the four sides in, covering the filling completely, using a little water, brushed on, to help seal them. Grate a little cheddar cheese on top of the filling, if you wish.
6 Fry each in 1 tablespoon of olive oil on a medium heat, on each side, until golden brown.
Prep Time40 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Nutrition InformationMakes 6
Laurence O'Bryan is author of the Manhattan Puzzle, the sequel to the critically acclaimed The Istanbul Puzzle. The Manhattan Puzzle is available nationwide now.
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