Spinach turnovers – fatayer bi sabanegh. Spelling variations may include Fatayer bil Sabanegh, Fatayer be Sabanegh, or Fatayer Bes Sabanekh. Spinach is combined with onions and seasoned with sumac, paprika, salt, pepper, and cayenne. It is lightly coated in a lemon and olive oil dressing before sealing inside circles of dough and.
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Ingredients of Spinach turnovers – fatayer bi sabanegh
- Prepare of – For the dough:.
- Prepare 3 cups of flour.
- It’s 1/2 tablespoon of dried yeast, dissolved in ¼ cup warm water.
- It’s 1/2 cup of water.
- You need 1/4 cup of vegetable oil.
- Prepare 1 teaspoon of salt.
- Prepare of For the stuffing:.
- You need 1 of onion, minced.
- Prepare 2 kg of fresh spinach.
- Prepare 1/4 cup of vegetable oil.
- You need 3 teaspoons of sumac.
- You need 1 teaspoon of pomegranate syrup, if available.
- You need 2 teaspoons of salt.
Spinach is combined with onions and seasoned with sumac, paprika, salt, pepper, and cayenne. It is lightly coated in a lemon and olive oil dressing before sealing inside circles of dough and. Spinach Fatayer are a staple of Levantine cuisine. Homemade dough stuffed with fresh spinach, onions, and other delicious ingredients, these are truly irresistible.
Spinach turnovers – fatayer bi sabanegh instructions
- In a large bowl, combine all the dough ingredients together, except the vegetable oil. Mix well..
- Add the oil gradually while kneading until you obtain a firm, smooth dough. Add more water if needed..
- Cover the dough with a kitchen cloth and leave it to rest for around 2 ½ hr in a warm place until it rises..
- Meanwhile, start preparing the stuffing by washing the spinach, drying it and mincing it coarsely. Make sure to dry very well the spinach because too much moisture affects the dough when filled..
- In a bowl, combine the minced spinach and minced onions with the sumac, oil, pomegranate syrup and salt. Mix well..
- After the dough has risen, knead it again, with some flour on your hands. Divide the dough into big parts and roll each part on a lightly floured surface using a rolling pin. Cut the dough into small 8 cm diameter circles using a circular pastry cutter..
- Put 1 tablespoon of the stuffing in the center of each circle. Hold the dough from 3 sides and fold it in the form of a triangle, press sides together to seal well. Lightly grease two oven pans with vegetable oil and place the pies on them; pinched side up..
- Insert the pan in the oven and bake until the top and bottom of the pies turn lightly brown..
- They can be served hot or cold..
A delicious mezze, these fatayer are found alongside the classic appetizers of hummus, lahm bi ajeen and kibbe. These popular spinach pastries are a staple within the sea of mezze at the Middle Eastern table, every family adding the thumbprint that makes theirs, theirs. This recipe is my Teta's – my grandmother's – so to me, it is perfect in every way. The dough is crisp on the outside. I wish you could have tasted Asma's fatayers!