Cheese Sambousek

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, thick
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp dried mint
  • 1/4 cup parsley, flat
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Method:

  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt and sugar.
  2. Add egg and melted butter, then gradually add water until a ball forms.
  3. Rest dough in an oil coated bowl for 30 minutes and cover it with cling film.
  4. To prepare stuffing: in another bowl mix mozzarella, parsley, mint, salt, pepper, and olive oil.
  5. Dust some flour on a hard surface, and form the dough into a big circle.
  6. Using a cutter/cup/bowl, cut smaller circles out of this.
  7. Put some stuffing in each circle slightly to one side but keep it away from the edges.
  8. Close the dough as if forming a semi circle and then with holding the bottom part and pulling it up with a twisting motion all the way until it closes.
  9. Repeat steps 7-8 until all the dough has been used up.
  10. Heat oil in a pan/fryer, and deep fry until golden brown.
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