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Syrian Cheese Sandwiches

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“This sandwich goes waaay over the top! From a local restaurant which sadly does not offer this sandwich on their menu anymore. The restaurant did not skimp on the cheese either. I think the restaurant's manager said they lost their local supplier. It's also been a long time since I tried this that I don't remember if the restaurant added herbs to the sandwich (if they did it was a light sprinkle of dried parsley or oregano). I, however, and thankfully I might add, found Syrian cheese recently at our local Middle Eastern store. I can't tell you the exact type of cheese it is other than describing it as hard/semi-hard, strongly flavored, white and salty. It could very well have been jibne baida which is what was used for this recipe. If anyone out there knows and is more familiar with Syrian cheese, could you please set me straight? Yes, three ingredients-ok, technically four!”
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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to BROIL.
  2. Cut pita pockets in half.
  3. Divide the cheese and stuff in the pockets. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil on the cheese and pita.
  4. BROIL just until pita starts to brown and cheese barely begins to melt. *WATCH* broiling carefully!
  5. If desired, sprinkle sandwich with parsley or oregano.

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