This Armenian recipe may be served as an appetizer, canape, side dish or main course.

Cheese Boeregs

Cheese Boeregs
Recipe type: Appetizers
Serves: 48
  • 3/4 pound Feta cheese (about 2 Cups)
  • 1 pound cottage cheese; not low-fat
  • 4 eggs; beaten
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly-ground white pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 pound Kefalotiri cheese; grated
  • 1 pound fillo dough; thawed if frozen
  • 1 Cup butter; melted
  1. Break feta into small pieces. Add cottage cheese and mix together. Add eggs and mix thoroughly. Season to taste with salt and pepper, taking care not to over-salt. Add Kefalotiri cheese.
  2. Open filo dough box, remove dough and cover with damp towel. Cut each sheet into 4 (2 by 2 1/2-inch) strips. Brush each strip with butter. Put 1 teaspoon filling at bottom of each strip and fold corner to corner, end over end, into triangle. Repeat until all strips are used.
  3. Place in 2 nonstick 13- by 9-inch baking pans, seam-side down. Brush tops with a little melted butter to prevent drying out. Bake at 375 degrees until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot.
Boeregs can also be stuffed with spinach and herbs can be added for additional flavor. The pastries can be prepared in advance, frozen and then baked. Allow an extra five minutes for baking. Look for Kefalotiri cheese at Middle Eastern markets and delis.

This recipe yields 4 dozen.

Each boereg: 100 calories; 163 mg sodium; 34 mg cholesterol; 6 grams fat; 9 grams carbohydrates; 4 grams protein; 0 fiber.
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