10 January 2016

Recipe 26: Pancakes Stuffed With Minced Meat (Τηγανίτες Γεμιστές Με Κιμά)

I doubt there'd be a most popular Sunday meal with the kids, than this one! It takes a favourite snack (pankcakes) and turns it into a proper, filling meal.

This recipe comes from the old Greek area of Pontos (in the southern coast of the Black Sea). The Greek style pancakes (Tiganites) are not similar to the British ones - but luckily, this recipe turns the mix into British style ones. So, lets go!

for the pancake mix
3 cups of milk
1.5 cups flour
4 eggs
half a tsp salt
olive oil 

for the filling
500gr minced meat (you can choose whatever meat you prefer)
1.5 tbs tomato puree
1 onion, finely chopped
60gr kefalotyri cheese (you can also use cheddar, or mozarella), shredded
3 tbs butter
1 glass white wine

1) In a bowl, mix the milk, flour and eggs to make a thin batter.

2) Heat a tiny bit of olive oil in a frying pan. Then spread about half a tea-cup of the mix in the pan and make a thin pancake.

3) Repeat until you've used up all the mix.

4) In a casserole, hear 3 tbsps of butter and saute the mince with the onions.

5) Add the wine and the tomato puree and let the mince simmer for about 5-10 minutes longer.

6) When cooked, add the cheese and take the pan off the heat, stirring well.

7) Take one pancake and spread some of the mince. Then wrap it.

8) Once you've repeated this with all the pancakes, place them in a roasting dish. If there's any mince left, cover them and sprinkle some more cheese on top.

9) Place the dish in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes in medium heat.

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