Best Lebanese Fatayer Recipes
Lebanese fatayar, or fatayer, (fuh-TIE-uh) are savory pies with delectable fillings. Fatayar are found in bakeries everywhere in Lebanon and in Lebanese bakeries in our communities around the U.S. Here are my best fatayar recipes so you can bake and enjoy this special tradition.
Growing up, my mother and grandmothers used various techniques to bake their fatayer, including frozen Rhodes dough balls for quick-fatayer. Those become puffier than we’d like–fatayar is not meant to be bread-y, but they were still soooo delicious out of the oven.
Enjoy fatayar as an appetizer (make them smaller!), as part of a meal, or a light meal with a salad.
Here are my best recipes for fatayar, making the process simple and fun!
Spinach fatayar is a family favorite. The filling is lemony and fabulous. Get the recipe here.
Mouth-watering! That’s the best way to describe the marriage of highly seasoned meat filling (beef or lamb) wrapped in a joy of thin pastry. Find the meat pie recipe here.
Beautiful flavors here: summer squash with onion and sumac. Use zucchini, koosa (light green, small summer squash), or yellow summer squash. All delicious. Get the recipe here.
These are so easy to shape! And so delicious with a topping of labneh, cheese and mint. They still fall into my fatayar category, sincee there are many shapes to adore in the world of fatayar. Get the recipe here.
I'm so glad you're here! You'll find among these pages the fresh and classic Lebanese recipes we can't get enough of! My mission is to share my tried + true recipes -- and to help our Lebanese food-loving community keep these culinary traditions alive and on the table. What recipes are you looking for? Let me know!