Turkish Tava Borek Recipe | Pan Fried Borek

Turkish Tava Börek is probably the easiest and quickest of all the Borek recipes to make.  Its great for a quick snack, or light evening meal served with a nice salad and Ayran.


Ingredients for Tava Borek
1 Large Sheet of Yufka or Phyllo Pastry

¼ cup Oil (olive oil, sunflower or of your choice)

½ cup Milk
1 Eggs

½ cup white cheese/feta

¼ cup parsley

 Tava Borek Instructions

Take a 9-8 inch frying pan and add oil to the pan. Place the full sheet of Yufka centrally over the pan, leaving the edges to hang over the pan.

In a bowl mix, the egg, milk and your ¼ of oil. Crumble your cheese in a separate bowl and chop your parsley and mix through your cheese.

Spread your cheese mix evenly over the bottom of the Yufka, then add in your milk, egg and oil mixture.

Then fold in the edges of the Yufka to cover the top. Fry on one side till golden and flip over and cook the other side until golden.

Remove and serve with Salad or on its own as a snack.

Alternative Tava Borek Fillings:

You can add tomatoes and peppers to the cheese mix (follow instructions above)

Mince Beef Filling:

150 gr mince beef/lamb
1 small onion, sliced
1 fresh onion, chopped
1 small tomato, peeled, chopped
1/4 cubanelle pepper, chopped
1/2 tsp dry oregano
1 tbsp tomato paste
Salt & Pepper

Soften the onions then add in the mince and cook till mince is brown. Then add the rest of the filling ingredients. Cook for about 10 minutes over medium-low heat until the peppers are softened. Put aside and follow the above instructions.

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5 Responses to “Turkish Tava Borek Recipe | Pan Fried Borek”

  1. 13th June 2013

    Rosa Bella Reply

    what delicious Turkish recipes….yummy! I want to try to make Turkish food ♥.

  2. 13th June 2013

    Rosa Bella Reply

    what delicious Turkish recipes….yummy! I want to try to make Turkish food ♥.

  3. 14th June 2013

    Ozlem's Turkish Table Reply

    Delicious Kerry, I love the fact that how easily it gets ready, yet so delicious – everyone is a winner 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  4. 14th June 2013

    April Watts Ozbilgin Reply

    Nice and quick recipe!

  5. 2nd January 2014

    Vicky Burke Reply

    Definitely going to try this one – it looks so easy!

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