Getting a feel for filo

A versatile ingredient for quick meals
ANDREW BAKER
Recipes

Hungarian Ham Strudel with Watercress Salad

Spinach, Cheese, and Sausage Packets

Filo-Crusted Potpie

Filo Napoleons

In the rush of wrapping up a busy day, it's comforting to know that you can also wrap up a meal presentable enough for guests in about half an hour.

This savory filo strudel gets a head start with cooked ham and cooked rice (from a deli or Chinese take-out counter ― or use instant rice). While the strudel bakes, stir together a simple mustard sauce and season watercress with rice vinegar to serve as salad.