Fatayer are a staple of Lebanese cuisine.
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Fatayers are a Lebanese food found throughout the Middle East in pastry shops and market stalls. Fatayers can be filled with meat (lamb fatayer is traditional.) They can be triangular in shape or cigar-shaped. These are similar to the Turkish pogacas or the Latin American empanada, or the Eastern European burek.
16 oz. pizza dough frozen, then thawed
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled