Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cheese Tiropitas

 In gredients:
1 C cottage cheese
1 C Greek feta cheese
3 large cloves garlic, minced
½ C onion, minced
1 T dried mint
1 T lemon juice
1 box filo dough
Olive oil

Saute the onions and garlic in a tiny bit of olive oil until tender and not brown. Mix the cheeses, veggies, mint and lemon juice with a fork. Mash it until it is completely mixed together.
Carefully remove 1 sheet of filo dough, brushing it with olive oil. Carefully place a 2nd sheet on top and brush more oil on top. Carefully, fold the dough in thirds

Place about 2 tablespoons of cheese near the top of the dough and carefully fold into a tight triangle. Brush with more oil and place on oiled baking sheet. 

Be prepared for some mishaps and some torn sheets of dough, but don’t worry. You can always seam them together with oil and overlap them a bit. After baking, they come out in one piece.

Bake 375 degrees for about 30 minutes. Some cheese will escape during baking, but that’s OK.