Magnolia Table Fatayer Recipe

Magnolia Table fatayer recipe is an excellent appetizer for a perfect lunch or snack. Today I want to share the fatayer recipe inspired by Magnolia Table. However, Magnolia Table is a famous restaurant for its breakfast and lunch items. This restaurant specializes in fresh ingredients and features new recipes and family favorites. 

Fatayer is also known as Lebanese spinach pies. Usually, they are made with a homemade dough recipe and stuffed with vegetable and meat filling. However, you can also use store-bought dough. This easy fatayer recipe is prevalent all over the Middle East. Mainly they are very famous in Lebanon. 

You can customize this easy spinach pie recipe with various ingredients. You can add this delicious dish to your holiday diet chart. 

Magnolia Table Fatayer Recipe

Magnolia Table Fatayer Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: ArabicDifficulty: Easy


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There are many variations of this Magnolia Table fatayer recipe. In today’s recipe, I only use simple ingredients. You can also use cheese in this fatayer recipe, spinach.   

Ingredients  List for Meatball Recipe

  • 3 cups of flour

  • 1 cup of water

  • 1 tablespoon of sugar

  • ½ cup of olive oil

  • 1 tbsp of yeast

  • 1 tsp of salt

  • Ingredients for Vegetable mix
  • Spinach

  • Beans

  • 1 big onion

  • 1 large tomato

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp sumac

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • Ingredients for the Meat filling
  • Ground beef

  • 2 to 3 tbsp cooking oil

  • 1 large onion

  • ½ spoon of loads

  • 1 spoon of black pepper

  • 1 spoon of cinnamon powder

  • 1 spoon of salt

  • 2 tbsp of pomegranate sauce

  • Tools
  • Mixing bowl

  • Chopping board

  • Knife

  • Oven

  • Baking tray

  • Serving dish

  • Cooking pot

  • Wooden spoon

how to make Magnolia Table Fatayer

  • Make the dough: In a mixing bowl, gradually put all the ingredients for making dough, including 3 cups of flour1 cup of water1 tablespoon of sugar½ cup of olive oil1 tbsp of yeastand 1 tsp of salt. Mix all the ingredients by hand until they become dough. Put the dough in a bowl and cover them with a wet towel to allow them to increase in size. Keep them rest for about 45 minutes. 
    make the dough
  • chop the Spinach, tomato, and onion: Take some Spinach and one tomato and wash them with clean water. Then chop them on a chopping board. Then peel 1 onion and chop them. 
    chop the Spinach, tomato, and onion
  • prepare vegetable mix: Take another mixing bowl and chopped Spinach, tomato, onion, Beans, 3 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp sumac, and 1 tbsp lemon juice. 
    prepare vegetable mix
  • Cook the beef filling: Place a medium cooking pot on the stove and turn on the stove. Now, put 2 to 3 tbsp cooking oil and allow the oil to warm. Then add chopped onion and cook then until onions become golden. After that, gradually add ground beef, ½ spoon of loads, 1 spoon of black pepper, 1 spoon of cinnamon powder, and 1 spoon of salt. Stir all the ingredients with a wooden spoon. After cooking, the beef for about 70 to 80 percent, add 2 tbsp of pomegranate sauce. Stir them well to mix perfectly with the meat and cook them for more than five minutes.  
    cook the beef filling
  • Roll the dough and cut them: After 45 minutes, your dough doubles in size. Now, divide the dough into 2 to 4 pieces to make it easier to work. Roll out the dough in a large size with 1/8 inch thickness. Then cut out the dough with a round shape cutter. Then combine all the leftover dough and roll it again to make more circles. 
    Roll the dough and cut them
  • Place the filling on the round shape dough: Take a spoon and place about 1 to 2 tbsp of the meat mixture and vegetable mixture in the center of each peach of the dough. Then fold your dough as your desired design. Seal the dough with a fork or with your finger. Now brush the top of each fatayer with a beaten egg. 
    Place the filling on the round shape dough
  • bake the fatayer: Preheat your oven and take a baking tray. Place all the fatayer on the tray and put the tray inside the oven. Bake them at 380 degrees Celsius for about 15 minutes. Try to bake them until they become crispy and golden brown.  
    bake the fatayer
  • serve the fatayer: After baking the fatayer, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool down at room temperature. Take a serving dish and place your fatayer. You can serve the fatayer with lemon or sauce. 
    serve the fatayer

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  • Try to remove as much water as possible from the Spinach. Use your hands to squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Over wise, your pies will get soggy inside the oven. Try to make the Spinach filling one day before in advance. This long time will help incorporate the flavor well and soften the Spinach. 
  • Usually, the shape of your dough may change if you transfer the dough from one place to other. Try to make your fatayer in the baking dish. 
  • How long does spinach pie last? As this recipe is plant-based, it will last 6 to 7 days in the fridge. Make sure you store this pie in an airtight container. Keeping them in the refrigerator allows you to enjoy this fatayer with friends and family all week. 
  • You can use lemon zest or lemon pepper seasoning instead of sumac. 

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