Lebanese Cheese Rolls

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Authorksalman
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

This is a delicious Lebanese appetizer served in most restaurants across the Middle East. Phyllo rolls are filled with Akawi cheese and fried in oil until golden.

Yields12 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time3 minsTotal Time23 mins

 6 sheets Phyllo dough
 1 cup Akawi cheese
 2 tbsp Parsley
 1/4 tsp Black pepper
 1 tsp All-Purpose flour
 Vegetable oil
 Water

1

Shred the akawi cheese and place in a medium bowl. Add the chopped parsley and black pepper and mix well.

2

Have a large plate or baking sheet set aside.

3

Mix the teaspoon of flour with a little bit of water to make a paste to use as your glue.

4

Cut the phyllo dough in half and turn it so a pointy side is facing you. Spread 1 tablespoon of the cheese filling on top. Fold sides in first, then the bottom over.

5

Using your fingers, dab a little of the ‘glue’ on the triangle bottom and fold the rest of the roll. Repeat until you run out of filling.

6

Transfer the cheese roll onto the plate seam side down. If you are not frying immediately, freeze them for about 30 minutes and transfer to a freezer-safe storage bag. They last a few months frozen and make a great easy snack when your short on time!

7

Heat up the vegetable oil and drop about 4-5 at a time. Fry until golden, about 3 minutes.

8

Drain on a paper towel lined plate. Serve hot.

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Ingredients

 6 sheets Phyllo dough
 1 cup Akawi cheese
 2 tbsp Parsley
 1/4 tsp Black pepper
 1 tsp All-Purpose flour
 Vegetable oil
 Water

Directions

1

Shred the akawi cheese and place in a medium bowl. Add the chopped parsley and black pepper and mix well.

2

Have a large plate or baking sheet set aside.

3

Mix the teaspoon of flour with a little bit of water to make a paste to use as your glue.

4

Cut the phyllo dough in half and turn it so a pointy side is facing you. Spread 1 tablespoon of the cheese filling on top. Fold sides in first, then the bottom over.

5

Using your fingers, dab a little of the ‘glue’ on the triangle bottom and fold the rest of the roll. Repeat until you run out of filling.

6

Transfer the cheese roll onto the plate seam side down. If you are not frying immediately, freeze them for about 30 minutes and transfer to a freezer-safe storage bag. They last a few months frozen and make a great easy snack when your short on time!

7

Heat up the vegetable oil and drop about 4-5 at a time. Fry until golden, about 3 minutes.

8

Drain on a paper towel lined plate. Serve hot.

Lebanese Cheese Rolls

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