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Saudi Samboosak


- 3 cups flour
- 2 grated onions
- 1 1/2 cups oil
- 1 tsp. ground black pepper  
1 tsp. yeast, 
- 1 tsp. cumin
- oil for frying
- water
- 1 lb. ground beef or lamb

Put the flour in a deep bowl, add the yeast and salt. Add the oil and rub with fingertips. Add water and a pinch of salt a little at a time, mixing thoroughly until dough is binding. Divide into small pieces, place on a tray and put in a warm place for one hour.
Put ground meat, onion, salt, pepper and cumin in a frying pan and cook over low heat. Cool. Roll each piece of dough into a round, about 1/16 inch thick. Place a tablespoon of meat in the center of each round and seal then twist the edges. Heat the oil and deep fry the samboosak on both sides. Serve hot. Serves 8-10 persons.