The kitchen in the middle east is for the Mister and me a real pleasure that we escaped from custody, and in which we feel close to it (yes, yes, I ramble but what do you want I am young any more !!!). In fact, it is the cuisine that I prefer and the bricks are a part of that… meat, cheese…the possibilities are endless as are the bends. Here I propose the bricks in a triangle, but you can also roll them into cigars for a change.
Traditionally with cheese akkaoui, I rather find it hard to get in, bought so I substituted feta, which lends itself very well to the exercise. A bit of onion and herbs in addition to and here you are with a mezze perfect !
And why don’t you make a whole meal lebanese with a fattouche, moutabal and hummus… ?!
Bricks with feta cheese and herbs
Ingredients (for a dozen bricks)
- 6-8 leaves of bricks
- 400 g feta cheese
- 1 small onion
- 1/2 bunch of parsley
- 1/4 of bunch of mint
- Salt and pepper
- 1 drizzle of olive oil
Preheat the oven to 200°.
Snip the onion finely and chop the herbs. Mix together with the feta to form the stuffing, then season to taste (be careful, don’t put too much salt because the feta is salty !).
To make the bricks, cut your filo pastry round in half, then fold the side points to form a band.
Add the stuffing in the bottom of the filo pastry, and then form a triangle by folding down the corner right to the opposite corner. Continue by following the edges in order to arrive at the end of the brick.
Arrange on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
Bake for 15 minutes.