Sunday, December 9, 2012

Lamb & Feta Filo Parcels

My food processer makes the first pasrt of this recipe ridiculously easy. I throw everything into the processer and blitz it – no cutting, slicing, dicing or mincing. Of course, not everyone has a food processor and for those people simply buy lamb mince instead, and finely dice the onion and garlic, crumble the feta, and mix it through by hand.

What Will I Need?

500g lamb, strips or diced
1 red onion
1 clove garlic
100g Greek goat’s feta (or any crumbly feta)
1 tsp dried oregano
juice of half a lemon
2 tbsp olive oil
Filo pastry
Olive oil, additional

What Now?

1.              Preheat oven to 180C and lightly grease a baking tray.

2.              Blitz the lamb, onion, garlic, feta, lemon juice, oregano and olive oil together in a food processor until a mince like consistency is achieved.

3.              Fold a single sheet of filo pastry in half lengthwise and place 2 tbsp of mince in the bottom left hand corner.

4.              Fold the bottom left hand corner of the pastry on the diagonal, mince and all, forming a triangle.

5.              Continue to fold the pastry and mince along the seam in order to create triangle shaped parcels.

6.              Place on the prepared baking tray and repeat with the remaining mince and filo.

7.              Lightly brush the parcels with olive oil and bake for 45 minutes or until the pastry is crisp and golden.

8.              Carefully remove from the tray and allow to cool for a minute or two before serving.