hand pies

Fatayer bil Jibneh | Savory Cheese Hand Pies


Simply put, fatayer is pizza-like dough, rolled crispy thin or fluffy thick, and stuffed with filling; herbed cheese in this case.  Various adaptations of these savory hand pies can be found throughout the Levant, the South Caucasus, Southeast Europe (The Balkans), North Africa, Anatolia and surrounding regions.

Usually served during breakfast, they are equally great to snack on throughout the day or devour with a cup of tea at an afternoon tea gathering; not to mention the perfect party food ~ no forks or knives needed.


Sambousek Ouzi | Deep Fried Savory Hand Pies


These savory hand pies can be passed along as finger food or set up as part of a Middle Eastern mezze table with other small bites.  Perfect for parties, sambousek can be made ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen; simply deep fry when needed and serve warm or at room temperature.




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