Food blogger Ichumile Mpumlwana created this light braai meal that's perfect for spring and summer meals. Here's what she says about the dish: "This is my recipe for a delectable phyllo pie made on my Megamaster Origin Series 3 Burner Patio Gas Braai. It’s ready in under an hour and feeds 4-6 people as a starter depending of course on the size of the appetite. I make a lot of pie in my kitchen, usually in the oven, but I wanted to test out how phyllo pastry (a fave!) made on the braai would come out. I’m pleased to report that we have a resounding success. We had this pie as a starter on Heritage Day. You can also serve the pie as a side dish for your braai and accompany it with a cool summer salad or sweet corn to complete the meal."
MEGAMASTER RECIPE TIPS
It’s perfectly acceptable to buy your phyllo pastry from the shop. Just be very gentle and careful when separating the sheets and buttering them as the pastry tears easily.
Do not overcook the spinach and bacon because they will cook further inside the phyllo pastry.
Make sure that the cast iron pan in which you bake the pastry is well greased on the inside to prevent the pie from sticking to the bottom and sides. I use cooking spray for this but you can also use butter or olive oil.