Potato Boreks - Borekas Tapukhay Adama

80 mins (prep 20, cooking 60)
16 ingredients
6 servings
Borekas are savory or sweet pastries made with puff pastry and a variety of fillings. The shape of a boreka usually tells youwhat the filling is -- triangles for cheese, squares for potatoes, twists for spinach. They are found everywhere on the streets in Israel, often treated as if they were sandwiches. The vendor opens the boreka to add chopped eggs, tomatoes and tahini sauce to the filling (which I haven't listed below, though I do include a recipe for a side of Haminados eggs). He then presents it to you with pickles. The Haminados eggs are simply eggs hard boiled in water containing dried onion peels, salt and pepper, with the option of adding a tablespoon or two of coffee grounds or instant coffee. This imparts a brownish color and wonderfully subtle flavor, which won’t taste like either coffee or onions. At the Arab stalls, borekas are sold with a garnish of za’tar and salt. Whichever way you have them, plain or filled, they are totally irresistible. Sephardic Huevos Haminados (Eggs) is a separate recipe for the Haminados Eggs (Sephardic Huevos Haminados) with variations for the crockpot and oven. Courtesy Anissa Helou.

Categories:  side-dish , taste~mood , equipment , <-4-hours , egg , eggs~dairy , time-to-make , holiday , european , oven , heirloom~historical , breads , potato , vegetable , jewish-(ashkenazi) , stove-top ,
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Serving Size (79.04 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 421.41 Calories from Fat 277.29
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30.81g 284.41%
Saturated Fat 6.8g 203.99%
Trans Fat 0.06g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 542.17mg 135.54%
Total Carbohydrate 31.28g 62.56%
Dietary Fiber 1.72 g 41.24%
Sugars 0.47 g %
Protein 5.74g 68.93%
Vitamin A 1.06IU% Vitamin C 0.17mg%
Calcium 60.2mg% Iron 2.53mg%
*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:
medium onion, medium potatoes, freshly ground black pepper, crumbled feta cheese