Prep 35 mins
Cook 18 mins
These are little cheese puff triangles, this size is excellent for an appetizer, for dinner entree, use full sheet of phyllo and make larger. Tiropetes can be frozen,uncooked, layered with wax paper. They can be baked right out of the freezer. Posting for ZWT II Greece Taken from a cookbook my late DM purchased at the Sacramento Greek Festival, prepared by members of the Greek Orthodox Church here.
- 1 lb phyllo dough
- 3 eggs
- 1⁄2 lb feta cheese, crumbled
- 4 ounces ricotta cheese
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- salt and pepper
- 1⁄2 lb butter, melted
- Beat eggs well. Add ricotta and cream cheese to eggs and beat to a thick creamy consistency. Add salt and pepper and blend well.
- Place a sheet of phyllo dough on work surface. Cut into three strips, lengthwise. Brush top side of each strip with melted butter. Drop a teaspoon of cheese mixture on edge of lower corner of strip, fold over one edge to meet the other, continue to fold side to side (like folding a flag). Brush entire triangle with melted butter and lay seam side down on baking sheet.
- Bake at 350°F for 15 - 18 minutes, until golden brown. Serve hot.
These little morsels were excellent. My daughter and I made these together and we truly enjoyed the flavor. We did add a little chopped garlic to the mixture just because we had garlic on hand. Thanks Lynda for a great recipe that we truly enjoyed. I can see this at our next family gathering.