Cigara Borek

Cigara (sometimes cigarillo) are a Turkish snack/starter which we always order when we’re deciding what to eat. They are super easy to make.

You will need one packet of filo pastry (life is too short to make your own), three blocks of feta cheese and some mixed herbs (oe thyme if that’s what you have).

Slice the filo into triangles. Each sheet makes 4 triangles.

Break up the feta and herbs in a bowl with a fork. 

Place a small amount of the feta and herbs mixture at the widest part of the triangle. Fold in the ends and roll up. Wet the tip of the triangle in order to stick it down.

Now in Turkey and in houses where people don’t get fat, these are deep fried. In my house you put egg wash on them and bake them in the oven for 20 mins.

Enjoy all day.