Moroccan Cigar

This year for Father’s Day, I decided to make something I know my father and my children’s father would love – a spiced ground meat filling inside a crispy wrapper, The Moroccan cigar. This is fairly simple to make and looks extra authentic when I use an icing bag and tip to pipe the filling to give it a cylindrical shape. These are best fried but you could brush it with oil and bake it.



2 lbs ground meat

Salt & pepper to taste

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp paprika powder

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tbsp pomegranate molasses

1/4 cup chopped Parsley

3 tbsps chopped mint

3 – 4 Spring onions

3 cloves garlic crushed

1 egg

20 – 25, 8 x 8 Spring Roll wrappers

1 extra beaten egg



Mix all the ingredients together and add to a processor and process till a smooth paste

Add to a piping bag

Separate the Spring roll sheets and brush with egg wash

Pipe the filling in a straight line roll over the wrapper and fold them inwards and roll like a cigar

Add more egg at the end and seal

Fry in hot oil


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