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Here is a fun dish to try! Try a simple and exotic Lebanese lamb fatayer with a simple dough and an incredible spice mixture. This is a Lebanese version of a calzone and will be a family favorite and fun to make too! | ethnicspoon.com
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Lebanese Savory Lamb Fatayer

Try a simple and exotic Lebanese lamb fatayer with a simple dough and an incredible spice mixture. This is a Lebanese version of a calzone and will be a family favorite and fun to make too!
Course Main dish
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword baking, bread dough, filled dough, lamb filling, Lebanese pizza
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 4 pieces
Calories 413 kcal

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 ¾ cup flour all purpose
  • ¾ cup warm water (about 100'F)
  • 2 tsp yeast rapid rise
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt

Filling

  • 8 oz lamb ground
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion dices
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Roma tomato cored, seeded, and diced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¾ tsp zatar
  • 1 Tbsp curly parsley chopped for garnish
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 Tbsp. water for egg wash
  • ½ tsp nigella seeds for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl place flour and salt and mix well.
  2. In a small bowl place the warm water (the water should be between 100-110'F)). Add the yeast and sugar, stir lightly and let it sit until frothy ( this will take about 5-10 minutes).
  3. Add the yeast mixture to the flour and blend well until a soft dough forms.
  4. Rub a deep bowl with olive oil and place the dough inside the oven. Cover and let it sit until double in size (between 1-2 hours).
  5. Preheat oven to 400'F
  6. Turn dough onto a floured surface. Punch down and knead for about 5 minutes.
  7. Roll dough into the shape of a cylinder, and cut into 6 equal parts.
  8. To make the filling, heat the oil in a non stick skillet and saute the onion and garlic until translucent. Add the tomatoes, and the ground lamb.
  9. Use a spatula to break lamb into small pieces, and sprinkle in the salt, allspice and zatar.
  10. Cook completely.
  11. Divide the dough into 4 equal parts, and roll out each part into a 9" x 3" oval.
  12. Place filling down the center of the oval and then brush around the edges with the egg wash.
  13. Pinch the top and bottom of the oval to create a boat shape, and fold sides inwards.
  14. Place individual fatayer on a baking sheet that has been sprinkled with cornmeal. Sprinkle each individual fatayer with nigella seeds.
  15. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until fatayer appears golden and crispy. Garnish each fatayer with chopped parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Lebanese Savory Lamb Fatayer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 413 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 1507mg66%
Potassium 295mg8%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.