Turkish Sigara Borek

My husband grew up eating a lot of Turkish food, and cheese filled Sigara Borek was one of his favorites. I finally found the perfect type of cheese to pair with simple herbs. The creamy, low salt feta in this recipe pairs perfectly with the crunchy Turkish dough making these finger foods irresistible. If you can't find this exact cheese, just replace it with your favorite blend of cheeses - there is no such thing as bad cheese!


The pastry leaves are also key in this recipe. My go to are the Turkish pastry leaves cut into large triangles. The Merve brand never disappoints. I typically find these in the fridge section of my Halal or Turkish grocery store. If you don't have access to those, you can also use any other type of thin pasty dough that is ideal for frying - such as egg roll dough. Unfortunately puff pastry and phyllo dough won't work for this particular type of borek.