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Cigar: Mini Chicken Cigar With Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce
Brand: Montecrisco
Shape: Salomonella
Wrapper: Dough
Filler: Long filler chicken / short filler parsley blend-- Cuban Sandwich
Binder: Butter

Upon lighting cigar, noticed heavy spice notes of pepper, cumin, and paprika. As burning progressed, hints of poultry and chili powder were detected. This cigar was extremely difficult to keep lit, especially when sweet and sour humidity was high. Harsh overtones in the smoke may indicate that this filler was plucked too early.

I'm now 2/3 down, and developing a nice buzz.

Final thoughts:
Some aging may benefit these cigars, but they are very prone to mold.

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5CardCharlie September 17, 2010

Everybody loved these! I am thinking about using them for a catering event so I cooked them a couple hours ahead of time to see if they would stay crispy. They were crisp and delicious after sitting out for 3 hours or so. I did change up the seasoning a bit and added fresh garlic, a splash of my homemade basalmic marinade, paprika and flat leaf parsley. I also did a couple with the filling from Seven Layer Super Bowl Dip BLT bites and that also held up and was very tasty. I also just brushed 2 sheets rolled the whole thing and cut into 5 pieces. The possibilities are endless. Thanks so much for posting!

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Callu November 27, 2009

Very nice recipe! I made the recipe for an appetizer night. This has a flavorful filling encased in a crunchy shell. We enjoyed the sweet & savory flavors. I was using smoked paprika so only used half of the cumin. The filling cooks down well & is dry, but I did notice the bottom phyllo discolored and had a red color from the chili powder & paprika. I didn't make the sauce. Instead I served with #169316 because of an abundance of fresh jalapenos & peaches on hand. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

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Susie D July 19, 2010

very tasty. would reduce chili powder to 1 tsp. next time for our taste and cut into bite size pieces.. thanks!

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jellyko February 22, 2010

These were very yummy! I couldn't stop eating them. Mine didn't turn out as pretty as in the picture IMO.

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jlowens February 20, 2010

Yummy! I prepared these for a Bridal Shower on Saturday and they were devoured! Lots of requests for the recipe! To make it easier to work with the phyllo I just used 2 sheets at a time and rolled it up into one large log and sliced it into pieces of my desired length as Rachel does in the original recipe! They were perfect!

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buffettfanz September 21, 2009

Loved these! It was my first time working with Phyllo dough and that was a bit tricky, but tasted great!

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Krista Roes April 22, 2009

This was a really great recipe. I used cooking spray which also made this an easy recipe. And as if that was not enough, I also placed meat along the edge of the dough, rolled a few times, and then sliced the logs into cigars. I have done this the real way as well, so I can tell you that these shortcuts do not take away from this great recipe just the time you will use making it.

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Chani Goldstein March 26, 2009

I didn't find this recipe hard at all. Takes a little time, but I got plenty of that these days! These yummy chicken rolls were so tasty. My friends came over to visit, and I had made some for DH and I, so I baked them up for us to have while visiting. Everyone grabbed for them like they were 100 dollar bills! DIpping sauce was great too! We used Chinese Duck sauce.

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Mini Chicken Cigars With Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce