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Potato Briouats Moroccan Potato Filo Pastries

These North African pastries usually are made with paper thin dough called malsouqua (Tunisian pastry) or ouarka (Moroccan pastry). As these semolina flour pastries are time consuming and a bit tricky to make, and because they are not readily available at our markets, we’ll use filo. Briouats are similar to Tunisian briks or small Greek and Turkish borek type pastries. Layers of paper thin pastry are wrapped around a filling, rolled up onto cylin

Picadillo Shepards Pie

Main Dish

This classic casserole goes south of the border by borrowing the ingredients of traditional picadillo—tomatoes, cinnamon, almonds and raisins. The piquant, sweet filling is topped with creamy Yukon Gold mashed potatoes spiked with Monterey Jack cheese. Great for entertaining, it can be assembled hours ahead, then popped in t he oven just before dinner.