Brik or Brick (pronounced breek) (from the Turkish börek) is a Tunisian dish consisting of thin pastry around a filling, commonly deep fried. The best-known version is the egg brik, a whole egg in a triangular pastry pocket with chopped onion, tuna, harissa and parsley. With a slightly different shape, but with identical ingredients and method of preparation, the Tunisian brik is known in Algeria as bourek . Brik is similar to samosa in appearance, although the pastry, filling and preparation are different.
Brik pastry is made by slapping a sticky lump of dough onto a hot non-stick surface in overlapping circles to produce the desired size and cooked for a short amount of time. The brik dough sheets are referred to as malsouka or Warka. Typical fillings include tuna, ground meat, raw egg, chicken, or anchovies garnished with harissa, capers, or cheese.
Brik is a Jewish surname usually from the Yiddish word brik - bridge. In many cases the family origin is the Hebrew acronym ( notaricon) - Ben Rabbi Yakov-Kop(p)el. In case of Osip Brik and his wife Lilya Brik surname the surname came from acronym Ben Rabbi Yehuda Kagan. " Brik" is also a Tunisian pastry ( börek).
- Lilya Brik, Russian Jewish actress (sometimes misspelled Birk)
- Osip Brik (sometimes misspelled Birk)
- Valentyna Brik, Ukrainian Paralympic volleyballist
- Taoufik Ben Brik, a Tunisian journalist
- Mariem Brik, Tunisian female volleyball player
- Aymen Ben Brik, Tunisian male volleyball player
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