Tiropitakia is the perfect midday snack that is easy to make with delicious feta filling wrapped with a crunch phyllo pastry and baked in the oven.
Things to know about Tiropitakia Recipe
Tiropitakia is an individual serving of a traditional Greek feta cheese pie, which is prepared in a large pan with big and round phyllo dough. The bottom of the pie is crispy, and the inside is creamy with a feta cheese mixture. The phyllo dough is a thin pastry that is very common in Greek Cuisine.
The thin aspect of this dough makes it easier to wrap the cheese mixture and roll, so Tiropitakia is never too thick. Phyllo dough flakes, when baked, give it the traditional texture of many pies in Greece. Due to the farming culture of Greece, spanakopita was invented to be handheld food for working farmers.
They would eat spanakopita while working to not waste time on a lunch break. Now, Tiropitakia has come a long way and can be found in many Greek restaurants. This versatile dish has so much potential and flavor in it to not give it a try.
Tiropitakia can be prepared in various ways such as in a baking dish, a layered pie, or as small triangles. With its many potentials, these Greek feta cheese triangles may be your entrance to the world of Greek cuisine.
Crunchy Traditional Greek Feta Cheese Triangles. Authentic Recipe of Tiropitakia.
— General Atributes of This Recipe:
— ADAPT THE SERVINGS OR PORTIONS BY ENTERING YOUR DESIRED VALUE —
- 8 sheets Phyllo Dough
- 170 grams (6 oz) Feta Cheese
- 50 grams (1.76 oz) Gouda Cheese Large
- 1 pc Egg
- 1 tbsp Milk
- 1½ tbsp Dill Fresh
- 1½ tbsp Fresh Mint
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Grate all the cheeses and mix them. Chop the fresh herbs.
- Add the egg, milk, and seasoning, and combine all the ingredients in a larger bowl.
- Add your preferred herbs.
- Heat the oven to 180°C/350 °F.
- On a clean kitchen counter spread one sheet of phyllo dough and using a pastry brush, brush the olive oil or butter on the dough.
- Spread another sheet right on top of the dough and brush some olive oil or butter on there as well.
- Cut the double phyllo dough into 3-4 strips depending on the size of tiropitakia you want to have.
- At the end of each strip add a tablespoon of filling. For the triangle shape of tiropitakia fold one corner of the dough towards the inside of the strip. Remember the first fold you do is the end of the strip where the filling is. Keep folding the triangle into itself until the end of the phyllo.
- Continue this process with the remaining 8 layers of phyllo.
- Oil a large baking tray and place the tiropitakia triangles on it. With a pastry brush, brush some butter on top of each tiropitakia triangle. Bake them for 25-30 minutes until they are golden brown and crispy.
- Serve these tiropitakia triangles hot or at room temperature. Kalíórexi! Enjoy your meal!
— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:
Cooking tip for making Tiropitakia
- You can switch between olive oil and butter for this recipe.
- You can add additional fresh herbs, such as parsley or dill, into the mixture before baking.
- You can make your phyllo dough for this Tiropitakia recipe.
- Be sure to oil the phyllo; otherwise, the dough won’t stick, and the filling will leak when baked. Don’t overfill the Tiropitakia, or the dough will tear while baking.
What to serve with Tiropitakia?
You can serve this Tiropitakia as a starter on a meze platter. You can add dipping sauce to them, such as Tzatziki or Talatouri.
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