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Tasty Tyropita Preparation Part 1

Tyropita are delicious Greek pastries made with feta or ricotta cheese (or a combination of both) wrapped in layers of buttered phyllo. Tyropita are great as a snack or as a side dish for lunch or dinner, although in Greece they are usually eaten as a breakfast food.
  Feta cheese 1⁄2 Pound (About 2 Cups)
  Ricotta cheese 500 Gram
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Pound
  Eggs 3
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon

Here is Eva’s recipe for tyropitakia. She uses both feta and ricotta cheese, but if you like it a little more salty use only feta cheese.

Directions for preparation:

• Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
• In a large bowl, mix the feta, ricotta, eggs, and black pepper with your hands.
• Remove the phyllo from the package, carefully unwrap it, and lay it flat on your counter. Place a slightly damp cloth over the phyllo to prevent it from drying out.
• Place your butter in a small bowl and it microwave until softened. Get out a brush and butter a large pan.
• Cut the phyllo into 3 or 4 long strips. Take out one pile of strips and cover the rest of the phyllo with your cloth.
• Take one strip of phyllo and lightly butter it. Add another layer of phyllo and butter that too. Now drop a spoonful of the cheese mixture at the bottom of the long strip. Fold the phyllo in triangles.
• Once you have finished folding each piece, butter it and place it on the pan.
• Repeat until you have finished with the cheese mixture and the phyllo.
• Once you are finished place the pan in the oven and bake for about an hour at 325 degrees.
• Serve!

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Recipe Summary

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Cheese, Milk Product
Want to enjoy a good old fashioned dessert at home? Tyropita is just the dish for you. Indulge in delicious pastry with Chef Eva and make this wholesome snack or side dish in minutes.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 553 Calories from Fat 458

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 52 g80%

Saturated Fat 32.8 g163.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 263.2 mg87.7%

Sodium 532.5 mg22.2%

Total Carbohydrates 5 g1.5%

Dietary Fiber 0.14 g0.55%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 18 g36.6%

Vitamin A 36.2% Vitamin C 5.6%

Calcium 38.6% Iron 6.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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