No Ramadan is complete without samboosak. These meat-filled morsels are one of my favorite parts of iftar time. I always have to contain myself from taking more than 2…or 3…when I see them on a buffet spread. They are surprisingly easy to make, and the best part is that you can be creative with the stuffing: spicy or mild, vegetarian or beef-filled, Indian curry spiced or just plain ol’ cumin. In the past, I always bought egg roll wraps fresh from the grocery store, and I found that when brushed with olive oil or butter, they cook quite nicely. The batch in these photos was fried in my awesome Palestinian olive oil that is sold all over Abu Dhabi – never greasy, but full of flavor. You can definitely bake these at 375 degrees. I would recommend baking 2 or 3 to make sure that they turn out okay (sometimes too hot of an oven can cause them to brown too fast, and the dough will be chewy). If it fails, fry the rest 🙂
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