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Tuna Briks
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
There are dozens of brik recipes like tuna briks, some of them often seen on the tables of iftar, the first meal after sunset during the month of Ramadan.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: North African, Tunisian
Servings: 20 briks
Author: Mike Benayoun
  • 10 sheets brick dough
  • 1 large potato , boiled and peeled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (5 oz. / 150 g) can tuna (in water)
  • 3 oz. grated cheese
  • ½ bunch parsley , finely chopped
  • A few mint leaves , finely chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • Lemon (for garnishing)
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Cut the sheets of brik in half. They are usually sold in round shapes but the briks I used in the photos are square.
  3. Place some of the filling on one side. Fold the brik over several times to form a triangular shape.
  4. Deep fry 3 to 4 briks at a time until briks are golden brown, about 5 minutes.

  5. Serve with lemon or even harissa.