After one week here in Tunisia i have had the opportunity to try a few of the local delicacies, with most involving a large amount of Harissa Paste. But i always find that the best traditional food always comes from a household. So when my host mother here in Tunis suggested i help her cook dinner i naturally jumped on the idea. Zeineb suggested we make a local favourite in Northern Tunisia called Malsouka which is very very simple to make and unbelievably satisfying to eat.
10 sheets of Brik (Pick them up in Sydney rd kids or a middle eastern deli)
10 egg yolks
1 can of tuna
1 cup of tasty cheese
1 cup vegetable oil
1. Start by folding in the corners of the pastry to form a square. Fold this into a triangle and set aside. Continue doing this for the rest of the Brik sheets
2. Open the triangles and fill with a heaped teaspoon of cheese, a heaped teaspoon of tuna and one egg yolk.
3. Fold over and carefully place the pastry into hot oil.
4. Fry for 1-2 minutes or until the pastry becomes golden and delicious
5. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice
*Quick note: Due to issues with censorship in Tunis, there may be a delay with Episodes of Cha’s Kitchen being released on YouTube. We’re looking at having the issue solved back in Aus but in the meantime we will try and produce some Tunisian Videos. Much love x