When Mena posted the recipe for this month challenge, was intrigued after reading the name. Since this pastry sheet is not available in India, raided You Tube - watched a all possible videos which would give me some insight on how to make this pastry sheet. Language was the biggest barrier since all videos were in local spoken, could not understand anything. There was one video which showed how this pastry sheet could be made at home. Could not understand the quantity of ingredients and also the name. But since cooking is a common language understood some what the ingredients. Took a gamble and made the pastry sheet with a very small quantity, got four small sheets (since its was a small pan) after numerous trial and errors. But the outcome was fantastic. Loved the final product. The last four sheets were perfect and now I can make these again. Sorry friends can't recollect the video link hence posting only how I made it. But surely if you try this method you too will succeed in making these sheets.
To make the Pastry sheets
1 Cup Level All Purpose Flour
1.1/2 Tablespoons Heaped Corn Flour
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
3/4 - 1 Cup Water
For the filling
For the filling
1 Scallion - finely chopped white and greens
1 Tablespoon Parsley - finely chopped
A sprinkle of Fresh Thyme- Added this since I love this herb
Salt and Pepper to Taste
2 Cubes Cheese - grated
Oil for frying
To make the sheets
Mix the ingredient together in a bowl the batter should be thin.
On medium flame take a pot or kadai and fill it with water for steaming. Insure that it does not touch the the pan placed on it.
Bring the water to boil. Then place a nonstick pancake pan on it. When heated (Note - the pan should not be brushed with oil).
Take a pastry brush. Dip it in the batter and brush it on the pan to make a fine sheet, cover all the spaces if left in between.
Let it cook till the sides starts peeling. Lift it up and place it on a plate.
In same manner make the remaining sheets.
These sheets are really thin / transparent. Use a big pancake pan to make the sheets since the ones I made were small.
To make the Brique A L'oeuf
Lightly beat the eggs and salt, pepper, thyme, parsley, scallion and give it stir. Keep aside.
Heat 2 - 3 tablespoons oil in a frying pan.
Take a deep plate according to size of the sheet. Place the filling in the center, place the cheese on top. Gently fold the sheet in half, lift it carefully and place it in frying pan.
Fry till the underneath side is crisp and brown then flip, fry this side too till crisp.
Serve hot... enjoy..these are so crisp and yummy.. craving for more will make these again with some fishy filling. I believe these are served as appetizers in Tunisia, we had this for our supper with a hot bowl of soup.
Lables : Pancake, Egg, Appetizers, Tunisia, Mena Cooking Club