Savory lamb and sweet golden raisins fill these delicious phyllo triangles.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1993

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Recipe Summary

total:
50 mins
Servings:
24
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Ingredients

Lamb Filling
Phyllo Pastry

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • To make lamb filling: Cover raisins with boiling water in a small bowl and let steep for 5 minutes; drain and set aside.

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  • Heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; saute until softened and beginning to color, 3 to 5 minutes. Add lamb, cumin, cinnamon and allspice; cook, stirring, until the lamb is no longer pink, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a colander and drain off fat. Return the lamb mixture to the pan and add broth, reserved raisins and pine nuts, parsley and lemon juice; cook until liquid is absorbed, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Let cool.

  • To form phyllo triangles: Set oven rack on the upper level; preheat to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.

  • Whisk together egg white, oil and salt in a small bowl.

  • Lay a sheet of phyllo on the work surface with a short side toward you. Cut lengthwise into thirds. Brush the lengthwise half of each strip lightly with the egg-white mixture and fold in half. Brush the top of each strip lightly with the egg-white mixture. Place a tablespoon of filling at the bottom of the strip and fold one corner of the strip over the filling diagonally across to the opposite edge to form a triangle. Continue to fold the triangle onto itself, as you would fold a flag. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining phyllo, egg-white mixture and filling. Brush the triangles lightly with the egg-white mixture and sprinkle with seeds, if desired.

  • Bake until dark golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving hot.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the lamb filling (Steps 1-2) for up to 2 days. The triangles may be baked up to 2 days in advance, then reheated in a 350°F oven until heated through, 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

75 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 8.1g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.5g 2% DV; sugars 2.2g; fat 3.5g 5% DV; saturated fat 0.8g 4% DV; cholesterol 6.2mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 54.1IU 1% DV; vitamin c 1.7mg 3% DV; folate 3.7mcg 1% DV; calcium 8.3mg 1% DV; iron 0.3mg 2% DV; magnesium 5.5mg 2% DV; potassium 65.7mg 2% DV; sodium 92.1mg 4% DV; thiaminmg 1% DV.