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  Cigarette borek
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Favorite thing: ˝ lb (200-250 gr) Phyllo Pastry
1-1 1/2 cup feta cheese
1/3 cup fresh parsley/ dill, finely chopped
˝ cup oil for frying
Mix feta cheese and dill/parsley in a small bowl. Place Phyllo Pastry sheets on top of each other and cut them in half. Then again cut the 2 pieces crosswise from the corners and form 4 pieces (see the picture). Place 1 tsp of filling on the wide sides (see the picture) and fold the corners inside (see the picture). Then, roll them up (see the picture) and soak the end to water and close it up. Roll all the sheets up in the same way (you can use 2 pieces of sheets together since the sheets are very thin, but it is up to you).
Sizzle the oil in a large skillet and fry the both sides of Cigarette Boreks over medium heat till their color turn into a light golden brown color. After that, place them on a paper towel to soak the excess oil up.
Place them to a serving plate and serve warm.
P.S: If you are using Turkish-style pastry sheets, cut them in 16 triangular-like pieces and then follow the intructions described above to roll up and fry.
P.S: The Phyllo Pastry dries quickly, so roll them up quickly or cover the ones you aren?t using with a clean cloth.

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  • Updated Oct 11, 2010
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