Desserts

Mhanncha - Moroccan Snake Pastry

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No snakes were harmed for this recipe, just figs rolled in filo dough and coiled like a snake. If you like baklava, you will love this crazy good Moroccan dessert.

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8 ounces moist dried figs, (soak overnight in water or tea, drain before using)
7 ounces almond paste, cut into ~-inch pieces
¼ teaspoon anise seed (optional)
zest of 1 lemon, very finely chopped
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons honey
15 sheets filo (the sheets should be 17 inches long, if possible), room temperature
2 large egg yolks
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and lukewarm
powdered sugar and candied lemon zest for serving
Preheat the oven to 375°. Generously butter the bottom and sides of a 9-inch cake pan with some melted butter. Unfold the fila and lay it out on the work surface. Cover with plastic wrap and a damp towel to...
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Nutritions

Calories
1223

Sodium
279mg
11% DV

Fat
65g
101% DV

Protein
23g
46% DV

Carbs
137g
46% DV

Fiber
12g
48% DV

This crispy fried chicken sandwich recipe is better than Chik-Fil-A, Popeye's or McDonald's! The chicken breast is brined in pickle juice, breaded with flavorful seasonings, fried until golden brown, and then piled on a toasted brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayonnaise. Serve the sandwich with a side of waffle fries and homemade Chik-Fil-A sauce for dipping!

4 chicken cutlets
1/2 c milk
1/2 c dill pickle juice
2 c all purpose flour
2 T confectioners sugar
2 t baking powder
2 t paprika
2 t kosher salt
1/2 t black pepper
1/2 t garlic powder
1/4 t onion powder
1 egg
oil ( for frying )
4 sandwich buns ( buttered and griddled )
Optional for serving ( lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, pickles )
Chik-Fil-A Sauce:
1/2 c mayonnaise
2 T barbecue sauce
1 T honey
2 t prepared yellow mustard
1 t lemon juice
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  • In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and pickle juice.
  • Add the chicken to the milk mixture and toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to (but...
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Nutritions

Calories
631

Sodium
1717mg
71% DV

Fat
4g
6% DV

Protein
19g
38% DV

Carbs
127g
43% DV

Fiber
6g
25% DV