You are here: Home » Recipes » Burekas Burekas Recipe by Relish Yield 50 pieces Burekas are a traditional Israeli street food sold from carts or open-air bakeries along with hard-boiled eggs and a fruit drink similar to Kool-Aid. PrintEmail The puff pastry must be cut with a pizza cutter or ravioli wheel, not a knife, otherwise the leaves of the dough will not open up and fan out. Ingredients Potato Filling:2 large all-purpose potatoes, peeled Water1 tablespoon olive oil1/2 large onion, chopped1 egg, beaten Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to tasteCheese Filling:1 (8-ounce) package farmer cheese1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese1 egg, beaten1 tablespoon flour Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to tasteTo Assemble:1 (2.2-pound) package frozen puff pastry, slightly defrosted2 eggs, beaten1/4 cup sesame seeds Instructions To make Potato Filling: Place potatoes in a saucepan, and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook 20 minutes or until tender. In a skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add onions and saute 7 to 8 minutes until golden brown. In a small mixing bowl, combine sauteed onions, potatoes and egg; mash with a fork and season with salt and pepper. Set aside. To make Cheese Filling: In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients well with a fork; set aside. To assemble: Preheat oven to 350F. Roll puff pastry out gently into a 15 x 12-inch rectangle on a floured surface. Cut dough into 3 x 3-inch squares with a ravioli wheel or pizza cutter. Place a heaping tablespoon of potato filling in center of half of the squares square. Lightly brush edges of pastry with beaten egg. Fold pastry over filling corner to corner to form a triangle. Brush each square with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Repeat with the cheese filling. Place assembled burekas on a baking pan lined with parchment paper and bake 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown. Makes approximately 50 (3-inch) burekas (25 of each variety).