Delicious Stuffed Crisp Layers Recipe

appetizers

Hi, I’m Manoana! Today, I’m thrilled to share with you an amazing new adventure in the kitchen: Stuffed Crisp Layers with a Continental Twist. As someone who loves to explore unique and delicious recipes, I’ve crafted this dish to bring together the delicate textures of filo pastry with the hearty and flavorful filling of chicken and vegetables, all topped with the gooey goodness of mozzarella and a sprinkle of grana cheese. This baked, no-fry creation is not only mouth-watering but also perfect for gatherings and festive occasions like Ramadan. Let’s dive into this culinary journey together and create something truly special!


Stuffed Crisp Layers with a Continental Twist

Ingredients:

  • Filo sheets (as required, usually about 12 sheets)
  • 1 cup boiled, shredded chicken
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup carrot, finely shredded
  • 1/4 cup capsicum (bell peppers), finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Grated grana cheese (as needed, for sprinkling on top)

Instructions:

  1. Preparation of the Filling:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, mozzarella cheese, chopped cabbage, carrots, capsicum, and fresh coriander.
  • Season the mixture with salt and black pepper. Mix thoroughly to ensure that the flavors are well distributed throughout the vegetables and chicken.
  1. Assembling the Layers:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Carefully lay out a filo sheet on a clean, dry surface. Brush lightly with olive oil or melted butter (optional, for extra crispiness).
  • Place about two tablespoons of the filling near one end of the filo sheet. Fold the sides inward and then roll the sheet to form a log or parcel shape. Ensure the filling is securely encased.
  • Repeat this process with the remaining filo sheets and filling.
  1. Baking:
  • Arrange the stuffed filo rolls on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Make sure they are not touching each other to ensure even cooking.
  • Sprinkle the tops with grated grana cheese for a beautiful golden finish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the filo is golden and crisp.
  1. Serving:
Stuffed Crisp Layers
  • Allow the stuffed crisp layers to cool slightly on a wire rack before serving. This helps maintain their crispiness.
  • Serve warm with a side of light sour cream or a yogurt-based dip.

Tips for Perfect Stuffed Crisp Layers:

  • Filo Pastry Handling: Keep the filo pastry covered with a damp towel while working to prevent it from drying out.
  • Cheese Variations: You can experiment with different types of cheese like cheddar or gouda for a different flavor profile.
  • Spice It Up: Add a teaspoon of chili flakes or a dash of hot sauce to the filling for an extra kick.

Stuffed Crisp Layers with a Continental Twist

Recipe by Memona AdnanCourse: Continental food Special, AppetizersCuisine: ContinentalDifficulty: Intermediate
Servings

4-6

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Stuffed Crisp Layers with a Continental Twist: Enjoy the delightful crunch of baked filo sheets filled with a savory mix of shredded chicken, vegetables, and cheeses. This easy-to-make dish combines the perfect balance of textures and flavors, topped with a sprinkle of grana cheese for a golden finish. Ideal for impressing guests or a special family meal!

Ingredients

  • Filo sheets (as required)

  • 1 cup boiled, shredded chicken

  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

  • 1/4 cup cabbage, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup carrot, finely shredded

  • 1/4 cup capsicum, finely chopped

  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • Grated grana cheese (for topping)

Directions

  • Prepare Filling: In a bowl, mix chicken, mozzarella, cabbage, carrot, capsicum, coriander, salt, and pepper.
  • Assemble: Lay a filo sheet flat, brush with olive oil (optional), place 2 tbsp filling near one end, fold sides, and roll tightly.
  • Bake: Place rolls on a lined baking tray, sprinkle with grana cheese, and bake at 375°F (190°C) for 20-25 mins until golden.
  • Serve: Cool slightly, serve with a dip.

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Notes

  • Keep Filo Moist: Cover the filo sheets with a damp towel when not in use to prevent them from drying out and breaking.
  • Even Filling Distribution: Spread the filling evenly across the filo sheet to ensure that each bite is flavorful and balanced.
  • Customize Your Filling: Feel free to modify the filling by adding different vegetables, spices, or even swapping chicken for another protein like cooked shrimp or tofu.

Conclusion:

This delightful dish of Stuffed Crisp Layers with a Continental Twist is perfect for impressing guests or adding a special touch to your family meals. With its rich flavors and varied textures, it’s a sophisticated yet comforting dish suitable for many occasions. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe for more delicious recipes!

FAQs for Stuffed Crisp Layers with a Continental Twist

Can I freeze the stuffed filo rolls?

Yes, you can freeze the rolls before baking. Assemble them, place them on a baking sheet in the freezer until solid, then transfer to a freezer bag. Bake from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the cooking time.

How long can I store the baked stuffed crisp layers?

These are best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in an oven or toaster oven to restore the crispiness.

What dipping sauces go well with this dish?

This dish pairs wonderfully with tzatziki, garlic aioli, or a simple yogurt dip seasoned with herbs and lemon juice.

How do I prevent the filo from tearing while assembling?

Ensure your filo sheets are at room temperature before you start working with them. Handle them gently and brush lightly with oil or butter to keep them pliable.

What can I use if I don’t have filo sheets?

If filo sheets are unavailable, you can substitute with puff pastry or homemade dough rolled thinly. Note that the texture will be slightly different but still delicious.

Are there any vegetarian options for the filling?

Absolutely! Replace the chicken with a mix of additional vegetables like spinach, mushrooms, or zucchini. You could also include plant-based proteins like tofu or tempeh.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the rolls a day in advance and refrigerate them covered. Bake them just before serving to maintain the crispiness of the filo pastry.


This recipe combines traditional techniques with modern flavors, creating a versatile dish that can be adapted to various tastes and dietary needs, making it a perfect addition to your cooking repertoire.

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