Recipe courtesy of Michael Lomonaco

Phyllo Onion and Dill Purses

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 6 to 8 purses
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1 package phyllo dough

2 large onions, sliced, 1 1/2 cups

1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon ground toasted coriander seed

1/4 cup freshly chopped dill


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large saute pan heat 3 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the onions to the pan, season with salt and pepper and saute gently over medium heat until the onions have caramelized to a rich golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  4. At the end of the cooking time add the fresh dill and pour the onions out onto a cookie sheet and allow to cool completely before proceeding on to the purses.
  5. On a clean and dry workspace lay out 1 sheet of phyllo and brush lightly with olive oil.
  6. Lay another sheet of phyllo on top of the first, brush with oil and repeat two more times. Using a pastry wheel, cut off the corners of the dough to achieve a sort of rounded shape.
  7. Spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of the onion mixture into the center of the dough. Gather up the edge of the dough, pull towards the center to from the folds of the purse, and pinch the dough to
  8. seal the purse closed. Brush the outside of the purse with olive oil and repeat this purse making until the onions are all used.
  9. Place the finished purses on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes until crisp and brown.
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