This week the #Sunday Supper team is celebrating the Oscars! We will be showcasing all sorts of “Red carpet” food! Don’t you love the theme?
When I saw the theme, I thought of making something special and a bit unusual, at least for me. I wanted something that you could eat with your hands, maybe in front of the TV (yeah, I know… that’s not very family friendly, but it is a special night after all). Yet, I wanted something a bit more sophisticated than a sandwich or a burger. As you know after reading my Middle Eastern Breakfast post, I love Middle Eastern food, so I decided to make Briouat. Briouat are Moroccan fried pastries that can be both sweet and savoury. I filled them with some spicy beef mince and pinenuts and they were so good! Ideally, you would want to make them with brick pastry, but I could not find any… so I used the more common spring roll sheets, which are slightly thicker, but still fry beautifully and don’t absorb much oil. Eat them warm and enjoy the Oscars! Thanks Katie of Ruffles & Truffles for being a great host!
Moroccan Beef Kefta Briouat #SundaySupper
How to make a delicious fried snack: Moroccan Beef Kefta Briouat.
- 10 spring roll pastry sheets or brick pastry sheets
- 270 gms – 10 oz. beef mince
- 2 tsp Ras el Hanout
- ½ tsp coriander powder
- ½ tsp cumin powder
- 1 pinch chilly powder
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 tbsp pine nuts
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Coriander or parsley leaves
- Salt to taste
Sauté the chopped onion in the extra virgin olive oil until translucent.
Add the spices and cook them off for a minute.
Add the beef mince and brown it. Cook it for 10 minutes.
Cut the spring roll dough sheets in half. Brush some melted butter on the bottom two-thirds. Add a large spoonful of filling about 2.5 cm – 1 inch from the bottom of the dough. Fold up the bottom edge of the dough to enclose the filling.
Fold the bottom left corner of the dough upwards and to the right, until it meets the right edge of the dough. Use your fingers to mold the dough around the filling to keep it enclosed as you fold. Now you have your first "triangle."
Hold the top right top corner of the triangle in place to keep the filling inside, and flip the bottom right corner up and to the left, until the triangle is aligned with the left edge of the strip of dough. Now you should have a nice triangle.
Continue folding the triangle, right and then left, until you reach the end of the dough. When you reach the end, trim the end of the dough to make a flap. Fold it and tuck it into the "pocket" formed by the open edge of dough.
Deep fry the briouat in vegetable oil at 170°C – 340°F until golden brown on all sides. Drain the excess oil onto some kitchen paper and serve warm.
If your dough wasn’t frozen to begin with, you can freeze the uncooked briouat by putting them in the freezer on a tray. When frozen, put them in a Ziploc bag. Cook from frozen.
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Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips says
What a flavorful finger food! I love it!
What tasty, spicy beef nibbles! Perfect sustenance for any Oscar party!!
DB, Foodie Stuntman | Crazy Foodie Stunts says
I have never heard of a briouat so thank you for teaching me something new!
Crispy little pockets bursting with flavor! I would love to eat these!
Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook says
These little envelopes look delicious! Great recipe this week.
Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm says
How lovely…I am a big fan of middle eastern food. This is definitely going on my to make list.
Deanna Samaan says
This looks so good! I love koftas!!!! Mmmmmm
Love this appetizer, perfect for a night at the Oscars!!
Yum, these look so delicate and pretty, and flavoured with such divine, exotic spices – a red carpet winner, for sure!
Valerie Cathell Clark says
This look awesome! I’ve never had them before, but they look YUMMY!
The Ninja Baker says
Before I even read your post, Manu, I was admiring how your Moroccan beef bites seemed to have been fried to perfection. Not greasy, just golden brown perfection…And yes absolutely on Oscar night, it’s almost required to eat in front of the TV =)
Cindys Recipes and Writings says
There is nothing wrong with eating in front of the TV. Your handpies make it even easier!
I’m seeing these and wondering where they have been all my life. Thank you for sharing such an awesome recipe. Now excuse me while I wipe the drool off my chin…
Yum! This is a perfect party treat
A very cool eastern recipe, also taste nice.
thanks for sharing that
wooow so tasty
I made these tonight. Absolutely perfect. My husband is moroccan and has been vegan for a couple years, vegetarian longer. So I made these vegan by using a pack of impossible beef which I just every slightly amped up the spices for since the packs are 12oz instead of your recipe’s 10 oz. I used earth balance instead of butter. The flavors are spot on and we were drooling. Thank you!!