Börek (also burek and other variants) is a family of baked or fried filled pastries made of a thin flaky dough known as yufka (or phyllo). It can be filled with cheese, often feta, sirene or kaşar; minced meat, or vegetables. Probably invented in Anatolia in the early Ottoman period, it became a popular element of Ottoman cuisine.
A börek may be prepared in a large pan and cut into portions after baking, or as individual pastries. The top of the börek is often sprinkled with sesame seeds.
Börek is very popular in the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire, including North African cuisine. The Northern Slavic cuisines, historically developed by people living in close contact with the Turkic peoples of Asia and Europe, also feature derivatives of the börek. In Israel, börek is part of Mizrahi, Sephardic, and Palestinian traditions.
Pırasa = means Leeks. This pastry is made from leeks as filling. Combination of savory and lightly sweet taste from the leeks made into good combination for this pastry. No wonder this Pırasa Böreğı become one of favorite Börek here.
- 1 bunch Leeks (about 4 ~ 5 large stems)
- ½ cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste (I use only pinch of salt and ½ teaspoon of pepper powder)
- Several sheets of fillo dough
- Enough Margarine, Melted (for brushing the fillo)
- 1 egg beaten off with 2 tablespoons water
- black sesame seeds (or regular sesame)
- Margarine/ butter for greasing the pan
Brush surface with wash egg and sprinkle with black sesame seeds (or white sesame seeds). Bake in preheat oven to 180 degC about 25 minutes or until done. Serve warm.
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