Fried Politiki Cheesepie

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Fried Politiki Cheesepie

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Ingredients

For the dough
500 gr. flour for all uses
200 ml. water
1 tsp. Sea salt
90 ml. olive oil
2 tsp. vinegar
For the filling
250 gr. Feta cheese cut in cubes
150 gr. grated Naxos gruyere cheese
3 tbsp dry mint or dry basil
1 large Tomato cut in cubes
For sprinkling
A mixture of aromatics
sesame
  • Medium

Ingredients

  • For the dough

  • For the filling

  • For sprinkling

Directions

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Fried Politiki Cheesepie

An easy pie that the women of the old Constantinople made – the Politisses … «a quick food», as they said. The sheet (filo) was always the same while the filling varies, depending on what was in the refrigerator at the time. Other times in the filling they used feta cheese, graviera cheese and herbs, still other times they made it with a variety of cheeses and peppers of all colors. If they wanted to make it sweet they used cream cheese and sprinkled it with walnuts and aromatic honey.

We fried it in hot olive oil but you can also bake it in a well preheated oven. We sprinkled it with aromatics but sesame and black cumin is also a very good match. However you make the pie it will surely be a welcomed culinary creation for all.

Aunt Sophia, I always remember had always in the freezer cheese pies ready for baking at the earliest opportunity.

Fried Politiki Cheesepie

From Maria Giorgi, of the restaurant «Gia mia Boukia» in N. Makri

Published by Sissy Nika also at Emvolos.gr

Steps

1
Done

In a bowl put the flour, vinegar, olive oil, and salt. Add the water little by little and knead vigorously until the dough does not stick to your hands.

2
Done

As we knead the dough we lift it to «get air» and we immerse our fingers in the dough for the same reason. This is the secret for the success of the sheet.

3
Done

Divide the dough into 7-8 equal portions.

4
Done
1 hour

Let the dough «rest», covered for 1 hour.

5
Done

Sprinkle the counter with flour and roll out with a rolling pin, thin, round sheets.

6
Done

In a bowl put the ingredients for the filling and mix by hand until the mixture is homogenous.

7
Done

Put on each sheet a spoonful of filling and spread it on the half of the sheet. We then cover with the other half giving a crescent shape. With our fingers press around the edges to close.

8
Done

Fry in hot olive oil until the cheesepies get golden brown on both sides.

9
Done

Remove the pies from the pan using forceps and put them on a platter we have covered with absorbent kitchen paper to remove the excess olive oil.

10
Done

Serve with roasted sesame and savory.

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