Friday, November 4, 2011

Velen's Prophet Pockets

Today on The Gamer's Fridge, we welcome Prophet Velen, leader of the Draenei.

Velen: Thank you for having me. I have lived on three very different words and have fought debilitating battles against orcs but this is my first cooking blog.

TGF: (chuckle) The pleasure is all mine Prophet. Tell us, after more then 25,000 years of experiences under your belt, I have to ask you. What meal do you look forward to eating the most?

Velen: Prophet Pockets are very pleasing. Patience is needed to make them, I find enjoyment in the details of folding and tucking the small pockets. Delicious. They were a good sustenance in Outland as well. You had to be on your hooves and ready to shove off if a horde of orcs appeared.

TGF: I can't wait to try them. If you wish to know more about the Prophet Velen, click here. Lets get started.

You will need:

2 large potatoes, peeled

1 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 large onions, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons parsley
2 tablespoons chopped green chili peppers (I used red pepper flakes)

1 quart oil for deep frying
1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough

Bring a medium saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Stir in potatoes.
Cook until potatoes are tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, mash together and set aside.

In a large saucepan over medium high heat, heat the oil. Mix in onions and ground beef.

Cook until beef is evenly brown and onions are soft, about 5 minutes. Mix in garlic, ginger. Season with black pepper, salt, cumin, chili powder, cinnamon.

Stir in the mashed potato mixture.

Remove from heat and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour, or until cool.

Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan over high heat.
Cut 2 sheets of Phyllo dough into 1/3 strips. (don't use one sheet of phyllo dough, use two.)

Place approximately 1 tablespoon of the mixture onto each phyllo sheet.
Fold sheets into triangles, pressing edges together with moistened fingers.

In small batches, fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve warm.



  1. you forgot.... YUM!

    I have never tried phyllo dough or puff pastry... thanks for some easy recipes to try them out. They look yummy!

  2. Haha! I fixed it. They were pretty good. I might try something sweet next time like bananas and caramel. Maybe drizzle with chocolate.


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