Tiropitakia: A Traditional Greek Feta Triangles Recipe

Tiropitakia is the name of the Greek feta triangles. Its golden, crusty filo dough is what characterizes this traditional pastry, making it a mouthwatering and elegant appetizer. This is one of Greeks' favorite appetizers especially when it is homemade. 

To make tiropitakia you need the following ingredients: feta cheese, anthotyro cheese, eggs, pepper, phyllo dough, and butter. Anthotyro is a traditional Greek fresh cheese. In case you cannot find this cheese, you can replace this ingredient with cottage cheese. 

This homemade tiropitakia recipe gives around 50 pieces, takes one hour to prepare, and around 30 minutes to bake. 

Tiropitakia Recipe

Tiropitakia Recipe - Ingredients

  • 350 g feta cheese, crumbled.
  • 150 g anthotyro 
  • 3 eggs
  • Pepper
  • 500 g phyllo dough
  • 2/3 of teacup butter, melted.

Tiropitakia Recipe - How to Make

  1. Start this tiropitakia recipe by mixing cheeses well in a large bowl. 
  2. Then add the eggs, and pepper and mix again.  
  3. Cut filo sheets into long strips, 3 inches wide, and butter each strip. 
  4. Fold corner over a teaspoon of filling to make a triangle. 
  5. Continue folding in a triangular shape until the entire strip is folded. 
  6. Preheat oven to 170 ℃
  7. Place on a buttered baking pan (or cover the pan with non-stick baking paper) and brush them with butter. 
  8. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. 
  9. Serve.

You can serve tiropitakia either hot or cold. Enjoy!