Recipe by Sarah Boudjema
Borek is usually served in Algeria along side a soup (Chorba) during Ramadan. Borek has a crisp pastry on the outside and is oozing with cheese and meat inside, absolutely delicious.
- 250 g beef mince
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- 1 1⁄2 cups parsley, finely chopped
- 2 eggs, beaten (optional)
- 6 phyllo pastry sheets (Feuille de brick sheets)
- 6 Laughing Cow cheese (optional)
- vegetable oil
Directions See How It's Made
- Gently saute the onion for around 5 minutes until soft.
- Add the beef mince and brown.
- Add a pinch of cinnamon, salt and pepper, and the chopped parsley and stir well.
- On a gentle heat add the beaten egg taking care not to let it scramble.
- Let this mixture cool or the pastry will disintegrate.
- Place 2 or 3 tablespoons of beef mixture about 1.5 inches from the bottom of the phyllo pastry sheets (feuille de brik) leaving approximately one inch either side.
- Cut the cheese in half and lay across the mixture.
- Pull the phyllo (brik) up from the bottom; fold the sides to the centre of section and continue to roll.
- Place the Boreks (fold side down) in a frying pan with vegetable oil.
- Fry on both sides until golden.