Arni exohiko ("surprise" lamb country style )

Recipe by Poppy
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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a heavy skillet heat the oil or butter and fry the garlic with the lamb over medium heat turning frequently.
  • Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes then remove from the heat.
  • Meanwhile unroll the filo sheets and cover with a damp towel.
  • In a small pan over low heat have the butter hot without letting it brown.
  • Remove two sheets of filo brush with hot butter over the first then cover with the second sheet and brush it with butter.
  • In the center of the buttered filo place 1 lamb chop 2 tablspoons peas 2 potato balls 2 cherry tomatoes and a slice of kasseri.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper a heaping tablespoon of parsley and a pinch of oregano.
  • Fold the filo around the lamb and vegetables like a sealed parcel.
  • Place seam side down on a buttered baking pan (approximately 11 x 15 x 3 inches) and set aside while you repeat the procedure with the remaining ingredients to make 8"parcels".
  • Brush hot butter on the tops then bake in a moderate oven (350 F) for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden in color.
  • Remove from the oven and arrange on a warm platter or on individual dishes.
  • Serve warm with a fresh-cooked or raw vegetable salad.
  • Arni Exohiko can frequently be prepared using buttered waxed paper parchment paper or aluminum foil if you prefer.
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