We have made this recipe several times together, and it is so delicious. It's a labor because of all the folding of the triangles filled with the vermicelli and the other ingredients, but with two people, the time goes by more quickly. Since briouat is a snack, we freeze the unfried briouat, and it keeps for a long time. Just take it out and fry up a few when it's time to entertain (not much oil, just a little goes a long way)...I enjoy serving these to the students who come to the weekly lunches at the American Language Center when I'm the host, and when I have the time to prepare it.
Nabila preparing a few briouat for snacks
The finished product before frying
¾ kilogram turkey / chicken cubed
1 red onionد chopped 2-3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 kg bag clear vermicilli
5-7 carrots 1 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
2 Dh coriander and parsely, chopped
1 Tbsp harissa, about 2 tbsp, taste because it is hot
2 Dh sliced green olives, about 1.5 cups
1 ½ tsp cumin
1 ½ tsp paprika
1 lg cube grated chicken boullion 1 kg waraqa (filo dough) about 20 dirham
Brown turkey in oil, chopped onion, pepper and salt.
Pour boiling water over vermicilli to cook. Prepare by chopping strands into about 3 inch sections.
Grate carrots then place in a pan along with oil, salt and pepper. Cook briefly then place in a large bowl with remaining ingredients. Mix well.
Mix in the parsley, harissa, green olives, cumin, paprika, the grated boullion and finally vermicilli then turkey.
Waraqa - Peel away 3 to 4 sheets from the circle then fold this into about 4 folds. Cut a long strip about 1 1/2 inch. Then take this long strip and separate the layers. Use one layer for each briouat. Put about a tablespoon of the filling at one end of the long strip and fold like a flag, into a triangle.
Use flour and water mixture to glue the end closed.
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