Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
I found this recipe on the web in my search for ZWT recipes. They are popular Turkish appetizers or canapes. From "The New Book of Middle Eastern Food" by Claudia Roden.
- 7 ounces feta cheese
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 4 tablespoons mint (optional) or 4 tablespoons parsley (optional) or 4 tablespoons dill, finely chopped (optional)
- 4 sheets phyllo dough
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- For the filling, mash the feta with a fork and mix with the egg and herbs of choice.
- Take out the sheets of phyllo only when you're ready to use them as they dry out. Cut the sheets into 4 rectangles each, about 12x4 inches and put them in a pile on top of each other.
- Brush the top strip with melted butter. Take a heaping teaspoon of filling and place it at one of the 4" or shortest ends of the strip in a thin sausage shape along the edge, about 1" from it and 1" from side edges.
- Roll up the top sheet with the filling inside like a cigarette. Turn the ends in when you've rolled it about a third of the way to trap the filling, then continue to roll.
- Repeat with the remaining phyllo sheets.
- Place the cigars close to each other on a greased baking sheet and brush the tops with melted butter.
- Bake at 350F for 30 minutes, or until crisp and golden.
- Serve hot.
I loved it!!!
Very, very good! I opted to use parsley and dill, no mint. We had these for breakfast, with black oil-cured olives and sliced tomatoes and cucumber. Yum. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for ZWT6.