How to Fold Triangles with Phyllo Dough

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    Place the filling at one end of the strip of phyllo

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    Many favorite Greek pitakia (small filled pies) are made in triangles, including tyropitakia, a delicious cheese pie, and hortopitakia, made with greens and herbs. Follow these photos through the folding process.

    Start with commercial phyllo that has been defrosted, and cut with a sharp knife or scissors into strips about 3 inches wide and 12-18 inches long - and use your favorite filling.

    These pies are generally baked (but can be fried), so follow recipe directions about brushing the phyllo with...MORE butter or oil before folding.

    Note: In these photos, I'm using homemade phyllo, but achieving the necessary thinness is difficult, so commercial phyllo for pastries might be a better choice.

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    Fold to form a triangle at the end of the strip

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    Take the pointed end and fold up

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    Take the corner with the filling and fold over to the opposite side

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    Take the pointed end and fold up

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    Take the corner with the filling and fold over to the opposite side

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    Take the pointed end and fold up

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    Take the corner with the filling and fold over to the opposite side

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    At the end of the strip, make the final fold

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    Done!

    Folding phyllo triangles
    © Jim Stanfield