Coiled Meat Pies


Preparation info

  • Makes

    10 to 12 pies

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

  • About

These unleavened meat pastries, also known as “snail pies” in Gaza, are easier to make than they appear. They are served with salad and yogurt.



  • 4 cups (500 grams) flour
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, warm


Knead the ingredients for the dough until well incorporated, about 2 minutes, then shape the dough into a ball and set it aside to rest for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Warm 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet. Add the onion and cook until soft. Stir in the meat, breaking