I made these with wheat flour since it is supposed to be healthier. The potato stuffing is a little different than my mom's neighbor's as I didn't even ask about the ingredients. I guess I was just enjoying the boreks. Next time, I will try it with spinach because still, my favorite is the spinach stuffing.
For the Stuffing:
2 large potatoes (boiled, peeled and mashed or cut into small pieces)
½ chopped onion (white or yellow)
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 ½ tsp salt
For the Dough:
8 cups wheat flour
1 ½ tsp salt
Small bowl of water
For Drizzling During Cooking:
½ cup olive oil
Preparation of Stuffing:
Heat olive oil in a large non-stick pan. Add onions and sauté until onions are transparent. Add potatoes, parsley, pepper, paprika and salt. Saute for about 3-4 minutes and remove from heat. Place in a bowl and set aside.
Place the wheat flour and salt in a large shallow bowl. Keep a bowl of water handy since you will be dipping your hands in the water quite often. Add some water to the flour to start the dough making process. Keep adding water slowly and start kneading. Keep kneading and keep dipping your hands in the water while kneading. Continue kneading until the dough becomes soft. Place in a bowl and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
Heat a large non-stick pan. Keep the ½ cup olive oil handy in a bowl with a small spoon. Take a piece of dough in the size of your fist and make ball. Add a little olive oil to the ball and with your hand flatten the dough a little.
Keep the dough in your left hand and place a spoonful stuffing inside even though the picture shows it on a plate. I put it on a plate for picturing purposes, but do whatever you find easier.
Close the stuffing with the dough by pulling the dough from each side and joining at the center.
Add a little more olive oil to the ball (this is left to your judgment) and smoothen the ball with your hands.
Drizzle some olive oil in the heated non-stick pan. Place the stuffed ball at the center of the non-stick pan and start pressing with your fingers from the center to the outer side of the ball until you have a large disk of dough with the stuffing inside.
This will allow the stuffing inside the dough ball to be distributed evenly on every side of the dough disk. You will have some tears and broken dough here and there but do not worry that happens when you first try this. By experience it gets better though.
Cook each side until the color turns golden brown.
You may keep turning back and forth until you reach the desired color. Enjoy with Turkish tea as an afternoon snack or with yogurt and any kind of salad for a lunch or dinner.