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    Tunisian Potato Turnovers

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs

    30 mins

    30 mins

    Sharlene~W's Note:

    For Hanukkah, it is traditional to eat oil-rich foods in honor of the miracle of the Temple lamp. This mashed potato-filled pastry is easy to put together using egg roll wrappers. Adapted from a recipe in Joyce Goldstein's cookbook, Saffron Shores.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 48

    Yield:

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    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Boil potatoes in salted water until they mash easily, about 15 minutes.
    2. 2
      Drain and mash with potato masher until smooth.
    3. 3
      In small frying pan over medium heat, stir onion and garlic in oil until onion is very limp, about 10 minutes.
    4. 4
      Cook slowly--reduce heat if it starts to brown.
    5. 5
      When onions are soft, stir in potatoes, parsley, cilantro, capers, salt and pepper.
    6. 6
      In a small bowl, beat egg yolk to blend; add to potato mixture and mix well.
    7. 7
      In another small bowl, beat egg white to blend.
    8. 8
      Cut egg egg roll wrapper into four squares (keep covered with plastic wrap until ready to use or it will dry out).
    9. 9
      Place about 1 1/2 teaspoons potato mixture in the center of each square.
    10. 10
      Brush edges lightly with egg white.
    11. 11
      Fold each square diagionally over filling to form a triangle; pinch edges to seal.
    12. 12
      Pour 2 inches of oil into a heavy 5-quart pan over medium heat.
    13. 13
      When oil reaches 375 degrees F, using a slotted spoon or a mesh basket and working in batches of 6 to 12 (cook only what will fit easily in one layer) lower pastries into oil.
    14. 14
      Fry until golden brown, turning once, 3 to 5 minutes total.
    15. 15
      Transfer to paper towel-lined baking sheets to a 200 degree F oven and keep warm up to 30 minutes.
    16. 16
      Allow oil to return to 375 degrees F before you put in next batch.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tunisian Potato Turnovers

    Serving Size: 1 (21 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 48

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 35.9
     
    Calories from Fat 4
    13%
    Total Fat 0.5 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 5.1 mg
    1%
    Sodium 101.8 mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrate 6.6 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    1%
    Sugars 0.1 g
    0%
    Protein 1.1 g
    2%

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