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                       PUMPKIN WALNUT PHYLLO “SNAILS”
 
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 Serving Size  : 20   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Greek                            Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         Karen Mintzias
    1                    Pumpkin (4 to 4 1/2 lbs.)
      1/2   c            Granulated sugar
    2       tb           Ground cinnamon
    1       c            Chopped walnuts
    1       lb           Commercial phyllo sheets
      1/2   c            Olive oil or butter -- melted
 
   Cut the pumpkin in half, remove and discard the seeds, the peel using a
   sharp knife.  Grate the pumpkin on the medium holes of a cheese grater
   (there should be approximately 4 cups of finely grated pumpkin).  Taste for
   flavor, adding more sugar if desired.  Start to roll the “snails”. Lay the
   phyllo flat and deep, covered with a damp towel except when rolling. Brush
   one filo sheet lightly with the oil and fold in half lengthwise. Spread a
   row of filling (about 3 to 4 tablespoons) across the length of one end of
   the filo to within an inch of each edge.  Roll up to seal the filling,
   forming a long tube.  Then, beginning at one end, curl up tightly into a
   “snail-like” coil and set on a baking sheet.  Continue until all the
   filling has been used, keeping the rolls covered with waxed paper or
   plastic to avoid drying.  Brush the rolls with oil or butter and bake in a
   350 degree oven for 25 minutes or until puffy and crisp.  Serve warm or
   cold with poultry or game dishes.  From: “The Food of Greece” by Vilma
   Liacouras Chantiles, Avenel Books, New York.
   
   Typed for you by Karen Mintzias
  
 
 
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