Turkish Patatesli Börek (Potato Borek)

Turkish Patatesli Börek (Potato Borek)
Category: Main Dish

Description: Turkish Patatesli Börek (Potato Borek) Patatesli Börek, a savory pastry, is a popular Turkish dish that showcases the artistry of Turkish cuisine. Originating from Ottoman times, this dish has evolved into various regional variations. The combination of thin layers of dough, flavorful potato filling, and a touch of herbs and spices creates a delicious and comforting treat enjoyed during family gatherings and special occasions.


Preparation Mode:

Begin by preparing the potato filling. In a pan, heat olive oil and sauté the finely chopped onion until translucent. Add the grated potatoes and cook until they are soft and slightly browned.

Season with salt, ground black pepper, and red pepper flakes if using. Stir in the chopped parsley and remove the mixture from heat. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

Lay one sheet of yufka or phyllo dough on a flat surface and brush it lightly with melted butter. Place another sheet on top and repeat the process until you have a stack of four sheets. Spread the potato filling evenly over the dough stack, leaving a border around the edges.

Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over the potato filling. Carefully roll the dough into a log, starting from the longer side. Place the rolled borek on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and brush the top with melted butter.

Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Allow the Patatesli Börek to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy this delicious Turkish pastry warm, accompanied by a side of yogurt or a refreshing salad.