Makes about 12-24 stuffed triangles - if you cut the filo length wise you can make 16 triangles perfect for plating if you cut the filo width wise you can make 32 smaller triangles more suited for an appetizer platter (Though the honey is sticky either way)
Prep Time 15 minutesminutes
Cook Time 15 minutesminutes
1/2 lb(225 grams) labnehyou can use ricotta or farmers cheese as the original recipe calls for if you prefer
1-2Tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
4sheets phyllo doughplus an extra just in case of breakage
Olive oil for brushing
honey for topping
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the labneh, egg, and cilantro until completely blended
On a clean, flat work surface, unroll the phyllo sheets. Either cut into three strips the long way or six strips the short way and cover to keep them from drying out.
Lightly brush the strips with olive oil.
Place 1 Tbsp of the cheese filling (or half that amount if making smaller triangleon the end of each strip closest to you. Fold over to form a triangle, then fold again to form another triangle, and so on to the end. Place the triangles on a plate or baking tray without letting them touch. Repeat with the remaining phyllo strips and cheese filling.
To fry the triangles preheat a large pan over medium high heat with enough neutral oil in the bottom to be about 1/4 inch. when the oil begins to shimmer (but not smokreduce the heat to medium. Working in small batches, fry the phyllo triangles, turning once, until firm and golden brown. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
alternately you can lightly brush the triangles with oil and bake at 375F until golden brown (about 15-20 minutes)- you can also reheat in this same fashion
as an appetizer
Place 2 or 3 triangles on a small plate plate, drizzle with spiced honey Serve hot.
as an hors douve
place the mini triangles on a serving tray and rather than a dollop of honey just brush each with the seeded honey until glossy, serve hot with napkins
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