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                         TYROPITTAKIA (CHEESE PIES)
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 Serving Size  : 25   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Vegetarian
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    8       oz           Feta cheese
    2       oz           Gruyere cheese or cottage
                         Cheese (see note)
    2                    Eggs (lightly beaten)
    2       tb           Fresh mint or dill, finely
    8                    To 10 sheets of fillo pastry
    3       oz           Melted butter
                         Oil for greasing
   Preheat the oven to 350 F/ 180 C/ gas mark 4.
   To make the filling, drain the feta of its salty water
   and crumble into a bowl with a fork or fingers. Add
   the Gruyere/cottage cheese, eggs and dill/mint to the
   Feta and mix well.
   Cut the whole stack of fillo pastry into 3/4 long
   strips about 3 inches wide. Brush each sheet with
   melted butter, place a (quite heaped) teaspoon of
   filling at one end (in the corner). Fold over
   diagonally to cover and keep folding into triangular
   pies - making sure that all sides have as many layers
   as possible to avoid spillage. Place the pies on an
   oiled baking sheet, brush the tops with butter and
   bake for 20 minutes or until crisp and light golden.
   Good when warm - can keep for a few days in an
   airtight container.
   You could also use more spinach instead of the herbs
   and decrease the amount of cheese used proportionally.
   (note: Here in the UK Feta is saltier than in Greece
   so this is why these ingredients are added)
   Time: 50 minutes
   Source: Sainsbury’s “the cooking of Greece and Turkey”
   by Rena Salaman
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