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Greek goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Turnovers - Tiropitakia

Greek goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Turnovers - Tiropitakia


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For the filling:

  • Heat a pan over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the fennel seeds and sauté for ½ a minute.
  • Add the onions, salt and pepper. Lower heat and let the onions sauté very slowly, until they soften and turn golden.
  • This may take up to 20 minutes. You do not have to stir the mixture continuously while sautéing but you should stir often. When the onions moisture starts to evaporate and it starts to dry out, you should stir more often.
  • Transfer onion mixture to a bowl and set aside to cool. When it has cooled add the mustard and cheese. Stir to combine and taste mixture to check if it needs more salt and pepper.
  • Set aside until the phyllo dough sheets are prepared.

For the turnovers:

  • You need to work quickly when dealing with phyllo dough sheets or make sure you keep them covered with a moist towel so that they don’t dry out.
  • Spread a sheet of phyllo dough on a clean working surface. The wider side should be facing you.
  • Use a pastry brush to brush melted butter onto phyllo dough sheet.
  • Spread another sheet of phyllo dough over it.
  • Brush lightly with melted butter.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut the phyllo dough sheet into 6 strips. Your knife should run parallel to the shorter side of the phyllo dough sheet. You should have 6 double layers of buttered sheets.
  • Add a full teaspoon of filling to the right hand corner of the first strip. Start to fold the strip over to create a triangle. Continue folding the triangle over on itself until your reach the end of the strip. Do the same for the rest of the strips.
  • Repeat the same process with the remaining phyllo dough sheets.
  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Place each triangle on to a baking pan, “seam” side down. Brush with some melted butter.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
5 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
12 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
24 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
2 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
1 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
3 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
2 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
5 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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