Another dish discovered at the Moroccan restaurant at our hotel in Agadir. These are basically a Moroccan twist on samosas and can stuffed with whatever you like, from spicy chicken or minced beef to almonds and honey. This is the version we ate.
Briouates Stuffed with Spinach & Meat
500g minced meat (beef, lamb or chicken)
1 onion, finely chopped
200g fresh or frozen spinach, shredded
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs, lightly beaten
a pack of filo pastry
4 tbsp melted butter (for folding the briouats)
vegetable oil (for frying the briouats)
Mix the meat with the onion and spices and gently fry in a drizzle of olive oil. Stir in the eggs and spinach and cook over medium heat until the liquids are absorbed. You should be able to pack and mould the meat. Set aside.
Use the meat to fill the filo pastry. You can see how to fold briouates here : http://snapguide.com/guides/make-maroccan-cheese-briouats-phyllo-pastries/ (There's an even simpler recipe for cheesy briouates using Laughing Cow cheese and pepper here too.) Brush with melted butter.
Deep fry the briouates in hot oil until light golden brown. Drain and serve with salad.
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