Turkish Pie

Possibly one the hardest things to make look good in a photo, but trust me when I tell you these are good. I spent a couple of weeks in Gumusluk, Turkey about 5 years ago. We find a great place to eat and ended up having lunch there almost every day. Their pies were great and the kids loved them. I thought I’d give them a try.

This made 3 large pies – enough for 5-6 people for lunch

4-5 potatoes – peeled, boiled and mashed.
large bag of spinach – wilted, drained of as much liquid as possible, then chopped
2 tablespoons cream cheese
1 tablespoon butter
salt
black pepper
Grated cheddar – as much as you like
3 very thin village breads – also known as markouk and found in good Lebanese shops
Olive oil

Put the potatoes, spinach, cheeses in a large bowl and mix well. Season to taste. Carefully unfold the breads and divide the potato mixture between them – spread evenly in the centre of each bread. Fold the bread over to create a square parcel.

Heat a little olive oil in a large frying pan then gently fry each side of the pie until browned on the outside and the filling is hot. Cut into portions and serve with leafy salad, natural yogurt or tsatziki.

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