Recipe by MADHOUSEWIFE
"This is a fairly easy Greek recipe that has been passed down in my family. It is delightful to have at parties as an appetizer or side dish. enjoy!"
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1 (16 ounce) container
small curd cottage cheese
feta cheese, crumbled
1 (16 ounce) package
frozen phyllo pastry, thawed in refrigerator
Delicious! Just as good as my Greek friend's recipe. Here's a trick...go easy on the butter. I originally felt that I had to cover the entire sheet with butter. It's not necessary. The tiropitas still taste good, but they get a bit greasey. Just dab a little here and there. It's better that way.
I've never had these before, but I found them a little bland. I added a package of frozen spinach (thawed and drained) and some chopped up sundried tomatoes and it turned out a little bit more for my liking.
I grew up and lived in Cyprus and Greece for almost 10 years. The one thing that I missed the most is of course, tyropita. So, I searched high and low for a great recipe that would taste authentic and this is it! However, I made some few additions :
- I skipped out on the mint and opted for a mix of herbs instead. A friend got me a bag of salad herbs straight from Crete ( mix of dried mint, thyme and oregano ). I added this to the cheese mixture and it was amazing.
- I also added the nutmeg which gave it that authentic Greek cuisine flavour.
Other than that, the recipe is perfect and now it's become one of my favourite things to make in the kitchen! I made a whole batch and stored them in the freezer...they were gone within 2 days between my boyfriend and I!
I made these as appetizers. Instead of butter, I sprayed between layers of philo with butter spray. I cut them into squares and pushed them into a mini muffin pan. I scooped the filling into each "cup" and baked them. They were a hit. Except for presentation, I didn't change a thing. These are delicious.
My first experiment with puff pastry! And it turned out great. We really enjoyed this dish. I substituted eggs for egg beaters, used reduced fat feta and fat free cottage cheese as well as "I can't believe it's not butter" spray. It was DELICIOUS! Next time I'm thinking I may reduce the cottage and feta cheese a little and throw in some spinach and tomatoes. Very yummy... I'm posting a pic of it right out of the oven.
My boyfriend loves this dish! It is one of his favorites. I have also made it low-fat using f/f cottage and feta cheese as well as spray butter. It still tasted great. Very rich and heavy, so serve it with some light veggies or a salad.
This is an excellent recipe. I added thyme, oregano, and nutmeg (didn't have any mint) as one reviewer suggested. I also used low-fat cottage cheese and cooking spray, as another reviewer mentioned. It turned out delicious, and even my fiance who says he hates both cottage cheese and feta loved it! I will certainly be making this one again.
This recipe reminds me of a dish my dad used to make, but he used ricotta and feta cheeses, no cottage cheese. Normally he would fold the phyllo into triangles and fill them with the egg and cheese mixture, but sometimes he would cook it in a pan, like a lasagna.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 171
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