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Dates with Sesame Seeds

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  1. 2 pounds soft dates
  2. 1/4 cup corn oil
  3. 1/2 pound almonds
  4. 1 tablespoon ground cardamom seeds
  5. 1 cup sesame seeds


  1. Blanch, skin, and split the almonds in 2. Fry them in oil until golden brown.
  2. Remove, drain, and spread out on a paper towel. Brown the sesame seeds in a pan without oil, until golden, stirring constantly. Spread sesame seeds on a tray.
  3. Remove the seeds from the dates, and mix into the cardamom seeds to form a dough; take pieces the size of a date and stuff with a piece of almond.
  4. Close and mold into a finger shape. Roll in the sesame seeds and arrange on a serving dish.

Yields: 8 to 10 servings.

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