Vegetable Bourekas are a Middle Eastern savory treat that is a great Vegetarian option to serve at your holiday party.
Bourekas, also known as borek in some countries are stuffed pastries throughout the Middle East from Turkey to Israel. They are most often stuffed with savory fillings. Usually stuffed inside a short cut pastry or phyllo dough, I did a short cut adapted version by using store bought puff pastry.
I have been focusing on Israeli and other Jewish foods over the past week to celebrate Hanukkah. Eventhough Hanukkah is over, here is another popular Israeli street food that can be served at any holiday party, Borek’s are one of the most popular street foods in Israel with the most common fillings of either meat, potato, spinach or cheese. However, who said we have to stick to these basics. Making bourekas are a great excuse to clean out the refrigerator. I had bits and bobs of different vegetables that needed to be used up and that’s how I came up with this vegetable combination, but you can use whatever vegetables lying in the bin that need to be utilized.
Let’s take a look at some other savory hand pies and ideas for holiday parties – both for Vegetarians and Carnivores!
Party Food Snacks
- Aloo Pies – Caribbean Potato Pies
- Knish – Potato Pies
- Pate – Haitian Codfish Pies
- Pastechi – Dutch Caribbean Meat Pies
- Lobio Vada – Indian Black Eyed Pea Fritters
- Baked Empanadas
- Baked Paneer-Potato-Chickpea Samosas
- Bitterballen – Dutch Vegetable Fritters
- Black Bean Puffs
- Breadfruit Puffs
- Chayote Carrot Tarts
- Dandelion Einkorn Brownie
- Chicken Pakora
- Aardappel Kroketten – Dutch Potato Krokets
IN THE MAKING
A great party pastry or tea time snack!
This is part of the Bake-a-thon 2017