"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > International Cuisines and Ethnic Cookery
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-16-2012, 10:12 AM   #1
Executive Chef
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Both in Italy and Spain
Posts: 3,425
Moroccan Fried Goat Cheese Cigars

When the Ottoman Turks occupied Morocco, one of their gastronomic delicacies was Warka, a thin semolina pancake crêpe. Merging of ingredients through time, Moroccans who prepare a savoury or sweet pastry called Briouats, rolled up like a cigar developed and have become a well known Meze or Appetiser. These are commonly dipped in Harissa, a spicy tomato and cayenne based hot salsa or coulis.

Recipe for 24 Fried Goat Cheese Cigars

9 ounces soft French goat cheese Montrachet or similar crumbled

1/ 2 cup chopped fresh parsley

1 large egg

1 1/2 tblsps minced garlic

1 1/2 tbslps of Smoked Paprika

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

24 Wonton Wrappers

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 egg beaten

1) Mix the first 7 ingredients in medium size bowl
2) place 1 wonton wrapper on a butcher block
3) spoon a tblsp of filling in a thin strip across one wonton
4) Leave one quarter inch border on the sides
5) fold the sides in, and then roll up and leave an eighth of an inch border on all sides
6) brush the borders with the beaten egg and repeat with all the wontons and the filling
7) pour olive oil in a sauté pan over medium high heat, and fry the wonton cigars until deep golden and turn only once.
8) transfer to paper towelling and let drain
9) serve hot with Harissa salsa or coulis


1 cup chopped fresh cilantro or coriander
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/ 4 cup chopped fresh cayenne chili pepper
1/8 to 1/4 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tsps garlic minced
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground blk pepper
1 tsp cumin ground
1 tomato seeded and peeled

Combine all the herbs and seasonings in a food processor
and blend, leaving it slightly coarse and thick

Refrigerate for an hour and let stand at room temperature before using

Serve with a cold Rosé Sparkling Wine or Prosecco Sparkling Wine

Margi Cintrano is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.