Meat-Stuffed Potato Pastries

Borekas de Kartof

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Appears in
Sephardic Flavors: Jewish Cooking of the Mediterranean

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 2000

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There are two ways to make this dish from the Balkans. The simplest is to make mashed potatoes, roll them into a ball, poke a hole with your finger, tuck in the meat filling, and pinch the potato over the filling to close. This technique is messy, however, and the potato coating can fall apart. The version presented here, which adds flour, will give you more consistent results. The pastry is similar to one in Cucina Fbraica for a pitta di ricotta, a ricotta-topped open-faced p