Algerian Chicken & Preserved Lemon Bourek
130 mins (prep 90, cooking 40)
12 ingredients
36 servings
The fillings for bourek really are endless, I love the traditional ground lamb & parsley, the prawn & bechemel, potato & cheese........the list goes on. Here I combined ground chicken with fresh coriander & a little preserved lemon for a delicious fried snack. You can freeze these bourek easily & when you come to cook them, allow to 1/2 thaw before deep frying. You can also shallow fry them in a frying pan about 1" deep in sunflower or vegetable oil. Bourek are wonderful whenever, but really they are a Ramadan essential in any Algerian household. (If you are new to making bourek & rolls, here is a step by step -in photos- demo for you:

Categories:  side-dish , poultry , african , equipment , <-4-hours , appetizer , moroccan , time-to-make , ramadan , chicken , holiday , easy , kid-friendly , meat , heirloom~historical , inexpensive , stove-top ,
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Serving Size (6.97 g)
Servings 36
Amount per Serving
Calories 16.72 Calories from Fat 8.19
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.91g 50.41%
Saturated Fat 0.13g 23.87%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 22.48mg 33.72%
Total Carbohydrate 1.97g 23.66%
Dietary Fiber 0.07 g 10.76%
Sugars 0.05 g %
Protein 0.23g 16.27%
Vitamin A 0.14IU% Vitamin C 0.01mg%
Calcium 1.18mg% Iron 0.11mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground chicken, large, fresh cilantro, spice mix, hard-boiled eggs