Veggie Roll Up Hamantaschen
Great and Tasty Side dish to your Purim meal!
You’ll need a package of puff pastry dough (also known as ‘batzek alim merudad’)
In a large frying pan with about 3 Tablespoons of canola oil, sautee all or a combo of the following veggies, sliced:
A few cloves of garlic
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
1 yellow or orange pepper
1-2 cups of white bean sprouts
2 carrots, shredded
Sautee until they are softened; toss with 1 teaspoon of salt and a pinch of ground black pepper. Let it cool down and drain it. If you think the veggies are too wet, you can always toss them with one tablespoon of flour to coat them. You can also add in a bit of salt and pepper and a dash of soy sauce to the veggie mix. Toss together.
Cut off slices from the puff pastry, fill the top and center with the cooked veggies and roll it up like a jelly roll. Cut marks in the top of the pastry roll for when you will slice it later on.
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Cut out squares of the dough and fill the center with the veggie mix. Then close it over to resemble a triangle, seal it by pressing down on the edges with the tines of a fork and you hereby here a sort of hamantaschen look to your veggie bourekas!
Batsheva wrote me that she does this by cutting out circles ( a cookie cutter or glass will do the trick) and then shaping them like hamantaschen. I tried this and it didn’t stick so well, but it could have just been that I used too much filling.
Rochel from Bat Yam wrote me her ideas too:
Thanks so much for sending this to me. I was amazed at your recipe here because it is one (of the few) I already invented for my own family!!!
Nu, with a few differences…
1) I cut the dough into squares and fold them into triangles with the vegetables as a filling
2) I “paint” it with egg and sprinkle on lots of sesame (d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s)
3) I do different sizes so the kiddies get “eggrolls” and the adults get “borekas”
4) I add grated squash (kishuim) for sweetness to the stir fried vegetables (the kids don’t notice the taste but it’s healthy for them)
5) I find using malawach (cut into half or quarters or eighths!) is also very good with this
This is a very favorite Shabbos treat in our house. Try my variations and enjoy!
Either freeze it like this until the day you use it, or proceed to baking it in a 350F oven until it is totally golden browned and crunchy.
Slice and enjoy!
For added fun make a mushroom sauce to go over it.