TARRAGON AND EGG FLAKY PASTRY

Georgians are very fond of the herb tarragon, which they call tarkhuna (Georgian: ტარხუნა), and find many ways to eat it, including adding it to meat stews, grilled trout and herb salads. There is even an emerald green tarragon-flavored soda drink! In this recipe we will show you how to make a popular Georgian tarragon and egg flaky pastry.

Tarragon and Egg Pastry - Copy

Ingredients (for 10-12 servings): Dough – refer to our recipe for flaky pastryFilling – 200 grams of fresh tarragon, 100 grams of fresh green coriander, 150 grams of green onion, 5 eggs, 1 tsp of black pepper, 3 tbs of vegetable oil, 50 grams of butter, and salt.

Preparation (dough): refer to our recipe for flaky pastry.

Preparation (filling): Strip the leaves from the tarragon and discard the stalks. Chop the tarragon leaves, green coriander and green onion.

Chopped and cut ingredients - Copy

Add the tarragon leaves, green coriander and green onion to a pan, together with 50 grams of butter and 3 tbs of vegetable oil. Fry on a medium heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Fry with Butter - Copy

Add the fried tarragon, coriander and green onions to a mixing bowl. Boil and chop the eggs. Add the chopped eggs to the bowl, together with 1 tsp of black pepper and salt. Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon.

Add eggs

Dust a work surface with flour and divide the flaky pastry dough into pieces.

Dough for Mtskheturi Gvezeli

Carefully roll out each piece of dough.

Rolling dough for Mtskheturi Gvezeli

Add the filling to the centre of each piece of dough.

Add the filling

Fold the dough over the filling to make a triangular shape and seal the edges.

Crimp the edges - Copy

Whisk 2 egg yolks and 5 grams butter and brush the mixture over the dough.

Brush with butter - Copy

Place in the oven and bake on a low heat for about 20-25 minutes (until the pastry turns flaky and golden brown).

Pastry with tarragon and egg ready for serving - Copy

Serving: Serve hot.

Ready for serving - Copy

Enjoy your Tarragon and Egg Flaky Pastry!

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