Sephardic Phyllo Pouch Recipe (Boston Globe)
I"m trying to find a recipe for these phyllo pouches that I lost. I got it from the Boston Globe's Sunday magazine around 10-12 years ago. The recipe had eggplant, seasonings, possibly feta cheese, all inside these phyllo wrappings that were baked. It was excellent, and I'd love to have that again. Thanks.
Boston Globe 6/14/92
1 large eggplant, peeled and cubed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 plum tomatoes, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
Pinch of crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup water
1/2 pound feta cheese
2 tablespoons chopped pitted black olives
6 tablespoons margarine, melted
1 pound phyllo dough, thawed if frozen (you'll need 24 sheets)
Salt and drain eggplant in colander 20 mins. Rinse.
Saute eggplant in oil 5 mins. Add tomatoes for a few minutes, then garlic, red and black pepper, cumin, and water. Cook until soft, 30 mins on low. Add cheese, olives, and refrigerate overnight.
Stack 2 sheets buttered phyllo and fold into quarters. Fill with a heaping tablespoon filling and form into pouch. Brush outside with margarine. Make 12 pouches
Lay the phyllo dough on the counter and cover with a damp cloth. Pull out two sheets, drizzle them with the melted margarine, and fold them in half, crosswise. Then fold the sheets in half again.
Bake on buttered pan for 25 minutes at 375 degrees until golden brown. Let sit for a few minutes before serving.
re: Rhody Dave
I'm so glad you asked! My local library system (and probably yours, too) allows cardholders to search many subscription databases right from home, for free. Included are archives of many newspapers and magazines. For your search, I used ProQuest National Newspapers Expanded. It's often easier than finding recipes in my own haphazard recipe files. :-D
re: The Dairy Queen
TDQ: No, unfortunately, the major cooking magazines provide only bibliographic records. But if there's a specific article you want, the library can get you a photocopy through their resources.
Please don't let that deter you from checking what YOUR library offers. It likely has full-text archives of general interest mags like Good Housekeeping and Consumer Reports (through EBSCOhost database), plus databases for Antique pricing (fun!), Business and investment databases like Morningstar and Valueline (not fun!), Auto repair and reference, Biography and Who's Who, World Atlas maps, Genealogy, Health, History, Science, and literary databases galore!
The NY Times just published a recipe that looks very similar to this: Sonia's Phyllo and Feta Torte.
It's not exactly the same -- it doesn't have any eggplant or tomatoes in it -- but I love the idea of baking it in a bundt pan. You might want to check it out for ideas.