Sambousek (Spinach, Meat, Cheese Fillings) Recipe

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  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, olive oil and salt. Create a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the water.
  2. Gradually fold the flour into the water while simultaneously rotating the bowl.
  3. Dough will be slightly sticky
  4. Knead the dough until pliable and no longer sticky
  5. Place in fridge for one hour allow dough to set.
  6. Lightly flour your work surface and roll out the dough into a 1/4” thick rectangle.
  7. Using a cookie cutter or even a large glass, cut out circles from the dough.
  8. Do not lift or remove the circles.
  9. Slowly lift the excess dough surrounding the circles and replace in the bowl to be rolled out again as a second batch.
  10. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed
  11. Mix the filling ingredients. Take tablespoon of filling mixture and put on each circle. Take about a teaspoonful of mixture and place in the center of each circle
  12. Fold circles in half to create half-moons (semi-circles). Pinch the edges together with a fork or fingers to tightly seal
  13. Repeat same process with the remaining dough and filling
  14. Frying : Heat oil in a 6qt saucepan over medium-high heat (fill oil no more than half-way)
  15. Fry the Sambousek until golden brown, approximately 4 minutes, turning once.
  16. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain excess oil on paper towels
  17. Baking: Dip each piece in olive oil and put in sheet pan.
  18. Bake in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes till brown.
  19. Serve cold or warm.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 842.69 Kcal (3528 kJ)
Calories from fat 596.01 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 66.22g 102%
Cholesterol 72.58mg 24%
Sodium 1179.71mg 49%
Potassium 875.19mg 19%
Total Carbs 42.53g 14%
Sugars 5.48g 22%
Dietary Fiber 6.76g 27%
Protein 24.4g 49%
Vitamin C 26mg 43%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 38%
Iron 4.7mg 26%
Calcium 292.2mg 29%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 224.42 Kcal (940 kJ)
Calories from fat 158.72 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.64g 102%
Cholesterol 19.33mg 24%
Sodium 314.17mg 49%
Potassium 233.07mg 19%
Total Carbs 11.33g 14%
Sugars 1.46g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g 27%
Protein 6.5g 49%
Vitamin C 6.9mg 43%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 38%
Iron 1.3mg 26%
Calcium 77.8mg 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 21.6
  • 23

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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