Lamb Exohiko (country style) is a dish which comes from Roumeli, usually made using leftover lamb, vegetables and cheese, wrapped in a parcel and baked. It can be wrapped in parchment paper or phyllo.
made mine using leftover Lamb Kleftiko, which I wrapped in puff pastry.
I used graviera and kasseri cheeses but you can use other cheeses like feta, halloumi, gruyere, pecorino etc. There were lots of leftover vegetables as well, so I added those as well.
If you do not have leftover lamb but want to cook it from scratch, you can make a stir fry with lamb adding a variety of vegetables such as onion, garlic, leeks, finely chopped carrots, peas, corn, spinach, peppers, mushrooms, etc. When it cools you continue with the procedure mentioned in the recipe.
If you decide to wrap the filling in phyllo instead of puff pastry, you should brush each sheet either with oil (preferably olive oil) or melted butter and score it on top before baking. You can also make individual pouches or packages, instead of a larger one (see this recipe of mine).
- About 4 cups Leftover Lamb Kleftiko cut into very small cubes
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 1 cup grated graviera and kasseri
- 3 eggs (minus 1 egg yolk)
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tsp mustard
- A pinch of salt
- Freshly grated black pepper
- 1 – 2 tbsp olive oil
- EGG WASH:
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tbsp milk
- Cut the leftover “kleftiko” into smaller pieces and put it in a bowl.
- Beat the eggs, reserving one of the yolks and mix in the milk, cheese, salt, pepper and mustard. Pour over leftover “kleftiko” and mix.
- Brush the borders of the puff pastry with the olive oil.
- Add the filling on the wider side and wrap, using the parchment paper.
- Beat the egg yolk with the milk and brush on top.
- Decorate with leftover puff pastry.
- Bake in a preheated oven to 180oC / 350o F for about 30 – 40 minutes or until golden on top.
- Serve with a salad.
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