BOREK WITH POTATO & BLACK OLIVE FILLING
- 4 Turkish pastry sheets
- 1 small size onion (chopped )
- 2 tbsp of tomato paste
- 3 large size of potatoes
- 1 cup of pitted black olive
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper
- 1 egg+1 egg white
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
- 1 egg yolk
- sesame and baraka seeds
Take washed potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Boil it until soft over medium heat. Peel and mash potatoes. Saute chopped onion with 3 tbsp of vegetable oil over medium heat. Add tomato paste and stir for 5 minutes. Add mashed potatoes, black pepper, and salt and stir. Turn the heat down to low and continue to cook for ten minutes. Turn the heat off and add black olive. Let it cool.
For the sauce; take eggs, milk and vegetable oil in large mixing bowl and whisk.Brush bottom and sides of a 13 by 17-inch baking tray with vegetable oil. Layer the first sheet, spoon 1/3 of the sauce over entire surface. Layer the second sheet and spoon 1/3 of sauce over and spread the filling all over covering the whole surface. Layer the third sheet on top of the filling and spoon the remaining sauce all over and layer the last sheet.
Whisk egg yolk for the glaze and brush the last sheet with egg yolk. Sprinkle some sesame and baraka seeds.
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Bake for about 45 minutes or until nicely brown.
When it completely cools down, cut the borek into squares.