Cocas (Algerian turnovers filled with onions)

    1 hour 35 min

    My children love these small turnovers made with puff pastry and filled with onions. They take time to prepare but then are devoured in no time.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3 medium onions, thinly sliced
    • salt
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or paprika (according to preference)
    • 3 cloves garlic, mashed
    • 2 ripe tomatoes, peeled and crushed with a fork
    • plain flour
    • 1 (375g) ready rolled puff pastry
    • 1 egg yolk

    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

    1. Preheat the oven at 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan on medium high heat and fry the onions until they are limp and tender. Add salt and pepper and then add the garlic. Add the tomatoes and cook over medium heat until the juice has reduced.
    3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry and cut it into six squares: 10 x 10cm.
    4. Place 1 full tablespoon of the filling in the centre of a square and fold the dough over to form a turnover. Firmly pinch the edges together using the tines of a fork.
    5. Repeat the procedure with the remaining squares and place the turnovers on a baking tray.
    6. Brush the turnovers with the egg yolk and slit the top with a sharp knife.
    7. Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake until the turnovers are nicely golden, about 25 minutes.

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