Turkish Halloumi and Mint Rolls (Sigara Borek)
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Delicious and easy to make Turkish Sigara Borek. Deep fried Hallumi and fresh mint rolled in filo pastry.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Turkish
Serves: 4
  • 3-4 filo sheets or Yufka pastry.
  • 250 gr (9 oz) Hallumi cheese grated.
  • A generous handful of mint leaves finely chopped.
  • 1 egg.
  • Sunflower oil for frying.
  • Ground pepper.
  1. Add the grated Halloumi, mint and egg in a bowl and mix well. Season with pepper to taste.
  2. Cut the filo or Yufka sheets in triangles, ~ 20 cm (8 inches) wide. Add a tablespoon of the Halloumi mixture close to the top. Roll the Sigara Borek making sure the edges are sealed by folding part of them (see in the photo). Repeat with the rest of the sheets until you finish the mixture.
  3. Add the sunflower oil (~ ½ lt, 17 fl oz) in a deep pot and heat it up on high heat. When the oil is hot, add the Sigara Borek and deep-fry them until golden brown. Depending on your pot, you may need to fry the Sigara in two batches. Remove from the pot and place them on a tray covered by a kitchen towel on the bottom to absorb the excess oil.
  4. Serve the Sigara Borek warm.
  5. Bon appetit
Recipe by SocraticFood at http://socraticfood.com/turkish-halloumi-and-mint-rolls-sigara-borek/