Fatayer (Middle Eastern Savory Hand Pies)
Popular in various versions throughout the Middle East, these savory stuffed pies feature an aromatic spiced filling in a light-textured yeast-based crust. Fatayer can be served as either a side or main dish; they're especially popular at brunch, served with warm mint tea. While the recipe below yields 24 fatayer each of the fillings will fill 12 pastries — so it’s simple to satisfy a variety of tastes by mixing and matching. Our thanks to Heifa from Fufu’s Kitchen for sharing this recipe with us.