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  • Writer's pictureAngela, Digital Chef, Africa Analyst

Samosa - Tunisian Egg Brik

Recipe Name: Tunisian brik

Subtitle: egg brik

Culture: Tunisia

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Recipe story:

One of they best Tunisia dishes come in form of a crispy delicious brik. This brik is simply this pastry wrapped around a filling and deep fried.


· 1 large potato, about 10 ounces, peeled and sliced

· 1 tablespoon of olive oil

· Spring roll wrappers

· 1 ½ teaspoon of paste.

· 2 teaspoon drained capers

· 1 tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley

· Some medium sized eggs

· 1 lemon cut in wedges


  1. Place potato in salted water to cover, bring to a boil and cook until tender. Drain, mash with olive oil.

  2. Heat 2 cups of olive oil in deep 10 inch skillet to 350 degrees

  3. Place spring roll wrapper on saucer. Place 3 tablespoon in the middle flattening the center to make a well. Dab it with with ¼ teaspoon chili paste. Sprinkle with some capers and parsley.

  4. Break an egg into the center. Taking care so that none of the egg seeps out, fold over one point of the spring roll wrapper to meet the opposite point so as to make a triangle.

  5. Gently slip the filled brik off the saucer and into the hot oil. Cook a minute or more or until golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.

  6. Serve them while they are still hot.

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