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Feta And Mint Phyllo Triangles

May 5, 2014 by: Zoe Vlachos Appetizer ,Feta ,Phyllo ,Savoury Pies

These light, crispy and savoury triangles make for a quick and delicious snack or appetizer. They are a great spin off of the traditional feta cheese triangles!  Several years ago, I  discovered them on a breakfast menu in the medieval castle town of Monemvasia, in the Peloponnese. I tried them and fell in love!   I  enjoy making them as appetizers for dinner guests and I always get the same response- “Mint? Really? Great combination of flavours!”

Servings: Makes 12 

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 sheets of frozen phyllo pastry sheets (14×18), thawed
  • 1 cup Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint, chopped (or 1/2 teaspoon dried mint)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, or melted butter (for brushing over phyllo)

 

Directions: 

Combine the feta, egg, mint and ground black ground pepper in a bowl and mix well. On a flat work surface lay one sheet of phyllo out and cover the other sheets with a damp cloth. Brush each sheet with oil and cut into three, equal long strips. Spoon a tablespoon of the mixture near the top corner of the strip and  fold corner of phyllo over horizontally to form a triangle. Continue folding all the way down the strip of phyllo, retaining the triangle shape. Place on a greased baking tray and repeat with the remaining ingredients until you have make 12 triangles.  Brush the tops of the triangles with oil and bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 minutes or until golden.

 

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