Moroccan Lamb Cigars

These fantastic Moroccan Lamb Cigars are quite popular in Morocco. You can easily purchase them from food vendors at most markets.

Traditionally, these appetizers are deep fried. The following recipe is a baked version that uses pre-made puff pastry or you can use filo pastry dough.

To Make this recipe, you will need the following:


½ Tbsp Butter
1 Cup Ground Lamb
2 Tbsp Onions, finely chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 Tbsp Ras El Hanout spice
2 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, finely chopped
½ Tsp Salt and Pepper
1 Egg, separated
1 Tbsp Milk (optional)
1 Batch Pastry Dough


  1. In saucepan, brown meat on medium heat. Add onions, garlic and spices. Cook for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  2. Divide your pastry dough into 8-10 pieces. Roll out your pastry dough thin into circles.
  3. Place the filling on the end closest to you. Fold over once, then fold in the left and right sides. Continue rolling until you have about one inch remaining. Brush lightly with egg whites, then complete the roll. Press the sealed end to ensure it seals. Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, then place in the refrigerator.
  4. Repeat step 3. with remaining dough and filing.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  6. Add egg yolk and milk to remaining egg white to make an egg wash. Using a pastry brush, brush the pastries lightly with the egg wash.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown in color. Let cool slightly before serving.
  8. To keep warm, place in a 200°F oven.


There are several ways to enjoy these appetizers. One way is to serve them with a sweet dipping sauce.

Another option is to serve them with a fresh green salad of your choice or try our Moroccan Cucumber Salad for a light meal.

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