Tiropetes

Greek Cheese-Filled Filo Pastries

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    2 dozen

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Mediterranean Kitchen

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1998

  • About

This is a favorite Greek and Turkish hors d’oeuvre or mezze. The Turks roll these into cigari, or cigar-shaped cylinders, and deep fry them. The Greeks fold them into little triangles, hence the name. The first time I ever tasted these was not in Europe but in a Turkish restaurant in New York about thirty years ago. What struck me then was the mixture of cheeses, some salty, some smooth and runny. It’s an effect I chose to recreate by adding Monterey Jack to the traditional re