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Tiropetes (Cheese Rolls)

6 eggs -- separated
1 pound feta cheese -- crumbled
12 ounces cottage cheese
1/4 cup blue cheese -- crumbled (opt.)
16 ounces filo pastry sheets
2 cups butter -- melted

Beat egg whites until stiff; add yolks and continue beating until well blended. Add cheese and mix well.

Cut pastry sheets into quarters or into 8x6-inch pieces. Brush pastry with hot melted butter. Place a teaspoon of cheese mixture in bottom center of pastry strip, folding over one-third on each side and brushing again with butter; roll like a jellyroll. Place on cookie sheets and bake at 350F for 20 minutes.

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