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Sigara Borek Crispy Turkish Cheese Rolls

How to make traditional Sigara Börek. Our easy Turkish Cheese Rolls are cigar-shaped featuring a feta herb filling and crispy filo pastry.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Turkish
Keyword: Sigara Borek
Servings: 6
Calories: 244kcal


  • Pastry brush
  • mixing bowl
  • Spatula or Wooden Spoon
  • French knife
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • baking sheet


  • 7 oz Feta
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 2 Scallions chopped
  • 4 tbsp Mint chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 4 sheets Fillo
  • 4 tbsp Melted Butter

Dipping Sauce

  • 3/4 cups Plain Yogurt
  • 1 Garlic Clove minced
  • Pinch Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Parsley chopped


  • For the dipping sauce, in a medium bowl whisk together the ingredients. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • For the filling, mash the feta cheese with a fork and mix with the eggs, scallions, mint and paprika.
  • Take out the sheets of fillo only when you are ready to use them, as they dry out. Cut the sheets into 4 rectangles each, about 12 by 4 inches, and put them in a pile on top of each other. Brush the top strip lightly with oil or melted butter.
  • Take a heaping teaspoon of filling and place it as one of the 4-inch or shortest ends of the strip in a thin sausage shape along the edge, about 1-inch from it and 1 inch from the side edges. Roll up the top sheet with the filling inside like a cigar. Turn the ends in when you've rolled it about a third of the way to trap the filling, then continue to roll. Repeat with the remaining fillo sheets.
  • Place the cigars close to each other on a greased baking sheet and brush the tops with melted butter and bake for 350 F for 30 minutes, or until golden and crispy.


Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16.2g | Saturated Fat: 10.4g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 531mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 3.7g | Calcium: 238mg | Iron: 1mg