Borek, Lebanese baked potatoes with spinach, cheese and cream.

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Yes these are the all-time-favourite baked potatoes which are spiced with the traditional baharat powder to let the recipe find place in this book. Spinach is not added in the original baked potatoes, but here it imparts a flavor liked by the lebanese thus it is included.

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Borek recipe - How to make Borek

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time:  5 to 20 minutes.   Baking Temperature:  230’C (460’F)   Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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4 medium size potatoes , boiled and peeled
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 tbsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 cup shredded spinach (palak)
1/2 cup fresh cream
1/4 cup grated processed cheese
salt to taste
2 tsp baharat powder
  1. Cut the potatoes into thick roundels and keep aside.
  2. Heat the butter in a pan, add the onions and garlic and sauté till the onions turn golden brown.
  3. Add the spinach and sauté for 2 minutes.
  4. Add 2 tbsp of cream, cheese and salt, mix well and cook on a low flame for 3-4 minutes till the sauce thickens. Keep aside.
  5. Grease a 150 mm (6”) x 100 mm. (4”) diameter dish and spread half the potato roundels on it.
  6. Pour ¼ cup of cream and sprinkle 1 tsp of baharat and salt over it.
  7. Spread the spinach mixture over it and then the remaining potato roundels over it.
  8. Top with the remaining cream, cheese and baharat.
  9. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 230’c (460’f) for 10 to 15 minutes.
  10. Serve hot.

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 on 02 Jul 13 05:25 PM

Borek is a combination of potatoes, cream, cheese, spinach and afcourse the baharat is very creamy and cheesy and taste yumm...the main tip is to serve this straight hot from the oven...