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Cheese Rakakat Recipe

Cheese Rakakat
How to make cheese rakakat

These Lebanese cheese rolls also known as Rakakat (in Arabic) are a well-known appetizer, served right along with hummus or baba ganoush.

  • Total Cook Time 30 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 15 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Cheese Rakakat

  • 10 oz Kashakawan cheese (shredded or cut into 2-inch-long pieces)
  • 1 tbsp Toasted sesame seed
  • 1 tbsp Parsley or mint (chopped)
  • 12 Spring roll sheets
  • Canola or Vegetable Oil for frying
  • Water or egg wash for sealing

How to Make Cheese Rakakat

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For the filling, take a bowl and shred the cheese or cut into 2 long inches long pieces that are no thicker than your fingers (It is preferred to shred the cheese).
2.
Add toasted sesame seeds and fresh herbs like chopped parsley or mint to the mixture.
3.
If parsley or mint are not available, one can use dried mint. If you are using dried mint, use only 1 tsp. instead of 1 tbsp. of freshly chopped mint.
4.
Mix the mixture thoroughly and pour it inside the spring roll sheets.
5.
Wrap and the seal the edges of the roll with either egg wash or just water.
6.
Now, heat the oil to medium-high heat and fry the prepared rolls just until golden.
7.
If you prefer baking, you can place the rolls on a non-stick pan, brush each side of the roll generously with some oil or spray it, then bake in the oven on 400 degree for 15-20 minutes (turning it over half way) until both sides are nice and golden.

Key Ingredients: Kashakawan cheese (shredded or cut into 2-inch-long pieces), Toasted sesame seed, Parsley or mint (chopped), Spring roll sheets, Canola or Vegetable Oil for frying, Water or egg wash for sealing

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