Borek is a baked or fried filled pastry. It can be filled with cheese, meat or veggies. For this recipe, I use spinach; it is delicious. It originates from Modern Day Turkey. Borek roll is usually prepared in a large pan and cut into portions after baking or as individual pastries before baking or frying..
- Borek dough (can get from local Mediterranean grocer) or light easy dough (dough recipe coming soon on www.suzyeats.com)
- 6 cups fresh spinach leaves (~1 bag)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 medium yellow onion chopped
- 2 small tomatoes chopped (remove seeds)
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon sumac
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- vegetable or canola oil for frying
1. Wash and drain the spinach. Chop it.
2. Combine the spinach salt, onion, tomatoes, lemon juice, olive oil, sumac, crushed red pepper and mix well.
3. Roll out the borek dough. Cut pieces of borek dough into strips.
4. Place about 1 spoonful of spinach mixture into the borek dough and roll it up.
5. Heat vegetable or canola oil in a frying pan. Once it is heated add the rolled spinach borek for ~ 3 minutes on each side or until brown and crispy.
6. Remove and place on a paper towel to drain the excess oil.
7. Serve warm and enjoy!!