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    1 hr

    20 mins

    40 mins

    mersaydees's Note:

    According to Jan Nix in her cookbook, Filo!, "Of all the savory meat triangles I've eaten at Greek Church bazaars, the best, and the one I use as a benchmark, comes from the Dalienes family. As kids, we'd stop by their house on the way home from school, and if Mary's mother was baking, she'd shoo us out of the kitchen with a plateful of her wonderful treats. Mary Dalienes, now Mary Mitchel, says her kreatopetes are more garlicky than those she grew up with." I think these are really good!

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    2. 2
      Thaw frozen filo, still in the unopened package, in the refrigerator. This will take about 8 hours. Avoid thawing at room temperature as rapid thawing creates moisture and may cause the sheets to stick together.
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      Fresh or thawed filo has a storage life in the refrigerator of 3 to 4 weeks.
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      For easiest handling, let the unopened filo stand at room temperature (not over 80 degrees F) for at least 1 hour before using it.
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      After opening a box of filo, place the unused sheets in a sealable plastic bag, and refrigerate them until your next project.
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      In a large frying pan over medium heat, cook the onion and garlic in the 2 tablespoons butter until the onion is limp. Crumble in the beef; cook until it is browned. Drain and discard the drippings.
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      In a bowl, whisk together the tomato paste, water, salt, allspice, and pepper until smooth. Stir this mixture into the meat mixture. Cover the pan, and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove the cover, and cook the mixture briefly, until it is thick and the liquid has evaporated. Remove the pan from heat, and set the mixture aside to cool.
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      Tip: taste the filling before wrapping and add additional seasonings if necessary. If it tastes good in the bowl, you'll know it tastes good in the final product!
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      ASSEMBLY (Using a rounded teaspoon of filling for each, fill, fold, and bake the triangles according to the following instructions):.
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      Lay a sheet of filo horizontally on a work surface. Brush lightly with melted butter, nor more than 2 teaspoons per sheet. Lay a second sheet of filo over the first, and brush it with butter.
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      Cut the filo crosswise into five equal strips about 3 inches wide and 12 inches long.
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      Place a rounded teaspoon of filling on one end of each strip. Fold over one corner to make a triangle. Fold the triangle over again on itself. Continue folding, from one side to the other, as if you were folding a flag. When you come to the end of this folding exercise, simply trim off with a knife, any extra filo too small to tuck under.
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      After folding five triangles, place them on an ungreased baking sheet and butter the tops. You can leave the tops plain if you use only one kind of filling, but if you wrap a variety of fillings, identify each kind with a topping such as poppy seeds or sesame seeds.
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      After folding the appetizers, cover and refrigerate for use in the next 24 hours; otherwise, freeze them solid on the baking sheet, then transfer them to containers with tight-fitting lids and return them to the freezer.
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      Bake the triangles, uncovered, in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes (20 to 25 minutes if frozen) or until they are golden brown.

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    • on June 17, 2010


      Yummy! Yummy! Yummy! Phyllo is definitely not easy to work with, but these are worth the trouble! We really enjoyed the flavor, and the recipe is easily halved. I froze a few for later, and I'm so glad! Next time, I probably would make the whole recipe and freeze whatever isn't needed immediately. My phyllo was also not as big as described in the recipe, so I only got 3 strips per 2 sheets. My attempts at the 'triangular' rolling process got better as I progressed. If you are considering making this recipe, just DO IT! Thanks for sharing a great recipe, Mersaydees. Made for ZWT.

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    • on June 16, 2010


      Wow! These were really good! Okay, so I have never used phllo dough in my whole entire life and it was pretty funny watching me try, so needless to say... the triangles were more like piles of...umm... no shape at all (hence no picture being posted) but they tasted amazing! I will keep working on my skills. :) Made for ZWT6

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    • on August 30, 2013


      Meh. These are okay, but they really didn't wow me. I really like allspice, but even after doubling the amount called for, I couldn't really taste it. The dominant flavor really was the tomato paste. They look really good, but I'd change the flavors if I were to make them again. Made for ZWT9

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    Nutritional Facts for Kreatopetes

    Serving Size: 1 (1572 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 85.0
    Calories from Fat 54
    Total Fat 6.0 g
    Saturated Fat 3.1 g
    Cholesterol 16.6 mg
    Sodium 150.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 0.6 g
    Protein 2.5 g

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