Sigara Boregi / Turkish Cheese Rolls

SIGARA BOREGI / TURKISH FRIED CHEESE ROLLS

 

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Crispy Cheese filled Filo Pastry Rolls. Lovely snack you can have for breakfast or even throughout the day!
You can always serve ‘sigara böreği’ as a starter, along with other ‘meze’ dishes. They also make great, make-ahead snacks for kids.

 

 

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Ingredients:
*Pastry ‘yufka’ leaves
*3 cups feta cheese , crumbled
*2 tbsp Italian parsley, chopped
*salt & pepper to taste
*Vegetable oil for frying

 

 

 

Directions:
In a small bowl, crumble Feta with your fingers. Add the chopped parsley and salt and pepper to taste.
Take a pastry triangle and position it so the wide end is at the bottom and the point is pointing away from you. Spread about a tablespoon of the filling in a thin line near the bottom edge, leaving about one-half inch empty on each side.

 

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Before you begin rolling, fold the bottom right and left corners of the pastry toward the center to cover the edges of the filling. This will trap the filling inside as you roll the pastry up.

Using your fingers, gently roll the pastry away from you toward the point of the triangle. Try to tuck in any open edges as you go along. When you get to the end, wet the inside of the point of the triangle and stick it to the roll. This will seal it keep it closed as it fries.

 

Heat about two inches of oil to frying temperature. Add several pastries to the pan leaving some space in between them to prevent them from sticking to each other.

 

 

Using a fork, move them around as they fry for a more even color. When the ends begin to brown, flip them over and let the other side cook. When the pastries are done, they should be golden-brown all over with darker ends.

Drain the pastries on a thick layer of paper towels before serving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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