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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, NestlΓ©, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few.

Feta Cheese and Sweet Potato Filo Pastry Samosa Appetizers


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Fall is the season for pies, so I thought I'd share these tasty, savory feta cheese and sweet potato samosas or hand-pies, which are the perfect appetizer and ideal for entertaining!

My husband cooks most of the time at our house, so this recipe is originally his, but using spinach instead of sweet potato, 'cause he's not a fan 😲

But because he had forgotten to buy the spinach, I snatched his ingredients to make these delicious feta cheese and sweet potato appetizers, because my kids and I LOVE sweet potatoes!

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Feta Cheese and Sweet Potato Filo Pastry Samosa Appetizers

These feta and sweet potato samosas make for the perfect Fall appetizer, after-school snack, lunchbox treat or light lunch alongside a green salad!

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I love using filo pastry because it's super light, versatile and easy to use. You only have to be sure to keep the pastry under a wet tea towel to avoid it getting dry.

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I've actually also made a sweet version of these Indian samosas or hand pies, using figs from my trees and a little brown sugar and cinnamon. My kids went mad for them after school! πŸ˜πŸ‘

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These feta and sweet potato Samosas are made with Filo pastry and baked in the oven, so they're much lighter and heathier than the traditional deep fried Indian version. But they're still super crunchy and delicious, not to mention easier to make!

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For the sweet potato in the filling: I wash the sweet potato, prick it a few times with a fork and bake it in the oven with skin on, for about 20 minutes on 220 deg. C. When the potato is soft and cooled down, I scoop out the flesh and add to my recipe.

Caramelized onions: I added caramelized onions to the mixture and chopped coriander (cilantro) to give the filling extra flavor and texture. You can use a store-bought jar of caramelized onions or onion jam, or make your own. I made my own and added dried herbs to the mixture.

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Like I said, these feta cheese and sweet potato samosas are super easy to make, and also happen to be vegetarian. 

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But you could fill these little parcel or hand pies with any dry mixture you like. For instance, you could use a mixture of ground beef with peas, prawns, chicken or make sweet variations like filling them with pumpkin or chestnut puree, bananas or even chocolate spread! YUM 😍

Feta Cheese and Sweet Potato Filo Pastry Samosas

Feta Cheese and Sweet Potato Filo Pastry Samosas
Yield: 12-15
Author: Bird's Party
Prep time: 30 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 40 Min
Feta Cheese and Sweet Potato Filo Pastry Samosas - quick, easy vegetarian appetizers perfect for any celebration or finger food for the holidays!

Ingredients

  • 250g Filo pastry
  • 200g Feta cheese
  • 250g butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp. caramelized onions
  • 200g sweet potato, mashed 
  • 1 tsp. dried herbs of choice
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: sesame seeds, poppy seeds or nigella seeds for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a bowl add the sweet potato mash, crumbled feta cheese, onions, dried herbs and coriander.
  2. With a fork, mash the mixture together until combined.
  3. Season to taste.
  4. Cut the file pastry into 3 lengthways strips. Keep 2 of the strips of pastry covered under a damp tea towel to avoid them drying out.
  5. Brush one strip of the filo pastry with the melted butter.
  6. Place a tbsp. of the mixture on one corner of the filo pastry and wrap into triangles to form a samosa.
  7. Brush the samosa with more butter on both sides, and place it onto a non-stick baking tray.
  8. Sprinkle with sesame seeds or nigella seeds on top, if desired.
  9. bake at 220 deg. C. for 10-12 minutes.

Notes:

These samosas keep well in a sealed container in the fridge for about 4 days, then place them in the oven before serving to crisp up.

You can also freeze the cooked/uncooked samosas, and bake/re-heat them just before serving.

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1 comment:

  1. I haven't had a samosa in a while but I enjoy them a lot. I have never tried cheese samosa and it sounds like a tasty option.

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