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Dates With Sesame Seeds
Tumr Bel Simsim 


- 350 g. blanched almonds
- 1/4 cup corn oil
- 1 cup sesame seeds
- 500 g. large soft dates

1. Fry the almonds in little until golden brown, then spread them on absorbent kitchen towels for a few minutes to absorb any excess oil.
2. Dry roast the sesame seeds for a few minutes in a small heavy based frying pan until they are brown, stirring constantly. Spread sesame seeds on a cookie sheet to cool.
3. Using a sharp knife slice the dates almost in half and remove the stones. Stuff each date with an almond, press gently to close, and roll in sesame seeds.
Arrange in single a layer on a silver tray.
4. Serves 8-10 persons.