Sigara Borek is a savory pastry that is a popular snack in Turkey and other Middle Eastern countries. The name Sigara Borek literally means “cigarette pastry” due to its long, thin shape that resembles a cigarette.
The pastry is typically made with phyllo dough that is rolled into a thin, cigar-shaped tube and filled with a mixture of feta cheese, parsley, and sometimes other ingredients such as minced meat or potatoes. The filling is wrapped tightly in the phyllo dough, creating a crispy, golden-brown outer layer.
Sigara Borek is usually served as an appetizer or snack and is often accompanied by a dipping sauce such as tzatziki or hummus. It can be enjoyed hot or cold and is a great option for parties or gatherings.