Turkish cheese rolls, otherwise known as Turkish cigars or Sigara Bouregi, is my favorite Turkish dish. Lately, I have been craving this delicious food. I found a recipe online so I decided to make it with the leftover mint I had.
These flaky rolls are filled with Turkish cheese closely resembling feta. They are golden brown on the exterior, but inside is filled with warm, spongy cheese.
Turkish cheese rolls made an appearance in my life the first day I was in Istanbul. Seeing something called “cheese rolls” on the menu of the restaurant I was at enthralled the cheese lover in me.
I found the recipe at: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/turkish-cigars
Although the recipe turned out great, I am thinking about substituting parsley for mint and trying out egg roll papers instead of filo. The filo frustrated me, but it eventually worked out. Maybe I’ll even try to fry them.