About this recipe: This is a delicious recipe for Middle Eastern spinach triangles. Spinach is cooked and flavoured with fresh basil, mint and lemon juice, then used to fill a simple yeast-risen pastry. Great as a canape or as part of a Middle Eastern meze spread.
This recipe is nothing like the fatayer filing i make. PEPPER..needs PEPPER..lots of it..freshly ground black and some cayenne... lemon juice, sumac, olive oil...the spinach must be DRY ( I use frozen chopped and squeeze out ALL of the water once it is defrosted )...and more salt...( the dough sucks out the flavouring so the filling must almost be over flavoured for the end result to have any flavour !!! must taste too spicy, too lemony, too olive oily to oniony before you put in the pockets and you willhave perfect end result fatayer - 24 Oct 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
The dough is wonderful, but I agree with the other reviewer, the filling was a little bland. I added sumac to taste and a little salt. Thanks for the recipe! - 05 Nov 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
i have been maling fatayer for yrs using my grandmas turkish recipe except using mostlywhole wheat flour like you do.also used swiss chard as a filling and when i have it add some pomengrante syrup to the mixture.. your right they are so delicious im hoing to make a batch now.. i also use some sumac and sometimes pine nuts in the filling - 12 Jan 2013 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)