Algerian brik rolls

Algerian brik rolls
In this recipe, the brik (or filo) rolls are filled with fried minced meat, flavoured with cous-cous spices, garlic and onion.
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Last modified on: June 3rd 2015

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Algerian brik rolls

Prepare the filling

Peel and chop 1 garlic clove.

Prepare 1 onion.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
Algerian brik rolls
Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil into a pan on high heat.

When hot, addd the garlic and onion, and cook for 1 minute without colouring.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
Algerian brik rolls
Add 300 g minced beef and 1 tablespoon spices for couscous.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
Algerian brik rolls
Cook but do not allow to brown too much. Check seasoning.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Algerian brik rolls
Tip the meat mixture into a bowl and add the chopped coriander, 2 tablespoons grated cheese, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and mix well.

Stage 6
Algerian brik rolls

Make the brik rolls

Place a small amount of filling on a sheet of brik (or filo)...

Stage 7
Algerian brik rolls
...and roll up, folding the sides inwards...

Stage 8
Algerian brik rolls
...until you have a neat roll with the "seam" underneath.

Stage 9 - 10 min.
Algerian brik rolls
Make all the rolls like this.

Note: the rolls can be frozen at this stage, if need be.

Stage 10 - 7 min.
Algerian brik rolls

Fry the rolls

Pour 0.5 cm (1/4 inch) oil into a frying pan on medium heat.

When really hot (lightly smoking), lower the rolls into the pan and fry...

Stage 11
Algerian brik rolls
...until browned all over.

You may need to do this in batches, if you have made a lot of rolls. Ideally, they should not touch in the pan, or they will stick to each other.

The rolls are ready!
If you do not have any coriander, just use parsley.
Should be eaten immediately once plated up.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,298 Kcal or 5,434 Kj62 gr42 gr98 gr
65 %24 %4 %15 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
230 Kcal or 963 Kj11 gr7 gr17 gr
11 %4 %1 %3 %
Per rolls
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
324 Kcal or 1,357 Kj16 gr10 gr25 gr
16 %6 %1 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Gluten
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 rolls : 4.95 €
  • Per rolls : 1.24 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Minced beefMinced beef: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Polpete, Chicano burger, Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes, Bolognaise lasagne, Polenta parmentier, ... All
Sheet of brick pastrySheet of brick pastry: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Spinach brik parcels, Crispy spinach rolls, Warm apple feuillantines, Crispy potato and mushroom brik rolls, Quick Strawberry Millefeuille, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: French-style peas, Cauliflower curry, Greek salad, Leek and fresh tuna tart, Tenderloin steak with beetroot tops and mushrooms, ... All
Grated cheeseGrated cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gratin "grilled inside", Grilled ham and bechamel sandwiches, French onion soup, Duck Parmentier, Gratin with Parmesan flavours, ... All
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