Mixed Cheese Cigars with Peach Vinegar

By MiNDFOOD

Mixed Cheese Cigars with Peach Vinegar
These mixed cheese cigars are the perfect mouthful - crunchy and filled with warm, melted cheese. The peach vinegar adds a sweet, tangy tartness to this delightful snack.

Serves 4-6

 

Ingredients

180g feta, crumbled

1 cup grated mozzarella

1 cup grated parmesan

12 sheets 20cm spring roll wrappers

1 egg, lightly beaten

Smoked paprika powder, to dust

Peach vinegar

¼ cup white wine vinegar

¼ cup honey

1 tsp fennel seeds

1 firm yellow peach, finely chopped

1 tsp finely chopped chives and dill

1 tsp orange blossom water (optional)

 

Method

  1. Mix to combine the cheeses and season with pepper. Lay the spring roll wrappers onto a clean surface. Working with one a time, spoon 1 tablespoon of the cheese mixture onto the edge of one spring roll wrapper. Start rolling the wrapper until you reach halfway. Fold the two opposite ends in to enclose and continue to roll, sealing the ends with a little egg.
  2. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling. Refrigerate until needed, loosely wrapped in a clean, damp tea towel.
  3. To make the peach vinegar, combine the vinegar, ¼ cup water, honey, 1 tsp sea salt flakes and fennel seeds in a small saucepan.
  4. Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Take off the heat. Add the peach pieces and set aside to pickle. Add the herbs and orange blossom, and set aside to cool.
  5. Half fill a medium saucepan  with oil. Place over medium heat until oil reaches 180°C on a deep frying thermometer.
  6. Cook the cigars for 2-3 minutes, or until golden. Drain on absorbent paper. Dust with paprika and serve with vinegar.

 

Smart Tip

Cigars can be made 1-2 days ahead, rolled, and refrigerated loosely covered until needed.

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