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Cretan Turnovers

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  Feta cheese 1⁄2 Pound
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  Cream cheese 3 Ounce (1 Package)
  Eggs 2 Small, beaten
  Dried mint leaves 2 Tablespoon
  Oil/Fat 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
  Sugar/Honey 2 Tablespoon
  Pastry dough 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Combine cheese and eggs in a bowl and whip until smooth.
Add mint and mix in butter.
Set aside while making pastry.
Roll out dough on a floured board as thinly as possible.
Cut dough into 3 inch rounds.
Place 1 heaping tablespoon of filling on each round, fold over dough as in making turnovers, moisten edges, and seal.
If desired, fry in olive oil or hot fat until light brown on both sides.
Place on platter and sprinkle with sugar or dip in honey.
Or, if preferred, turnovers may be placed on an ungreased baking sheet and baked in a 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden, then sprinkled with sugar or dipped in honey.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2944 Calories from Fat 2373

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 269 g414%

Saturated Fat 126.8 g633.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 858.7 mg286.2%

Sodium 3271.8 mg136.3%

Total Carbohydrates 90 g29.9%

Dietary Fiber 10 g40.1%

Sugars 42.6 g

Protein 56 g111.1%

Vitamin A 167.8% Vitamin C

Calcium 172.2% Iron 168%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Cretan Turnovers Recipe