Do you dream of Greece? Start bringing it to the table with one of its most famous products! Here are 5 Greek recipes with feta to try absolutely
There feta it's a cheese seasoned made with sheep's milk or goat's milk, perfect for following a balanced diet. You believe you can only use it in the salads? You're wrong. The feta lends itself to be used in other ways, starting from the tasty puffs that are so popular in Greece, excellent as appetizer, street food is picnic.
In addition to oregano, one of the most common ways to enhance feta is to combine it with honey and al sesame. Try for example to simply eat it fresh or barbeque, sprinkled with honey and toasted sesame. These two ingredients come back in different Greek recipes that see feta as the protagonist. Here then is five typical dishes of Greek cuisine to try: just a few simple ingredients!
Let's start with the most classic of Greek recipes with feta: salad, a fresh and light dish, perfect for thesummer, with characteristic ingredients of the Mediterranean diet.
The original recipe of the Greek salad provides exclusively tomatoes cut into wedges, cucumbers in washers, onion red, cubes of feta, olives Kalamata, Origan, salt and oil. Remember not to overdo the seasoning, the feta is already salty of its own! Many enrich the salad, also adding green peppers or lettuce.
The bouyourdì is a typical recipe of the city of Thessaloniki and prepare it in the oven, with 200 g of feta (1 dough), 2-3 tomatoes, 1 green pepper and some hot pepper.
First of all it is necessary drain feta to remove excess liquids and cut it into cubes. After washing the i tomatoes and the pepper, cut them into rounds.
Pour 2-3 tablespoons of oil in a small pan and make a layer with half of the tomatoes. Feta is already very tasty, so it's important don't salt them too much. Add half of the peppers and feta and sprinkle with chili pepper. Fill the pan with the rest of the ingredients, pour a few more tablespoons of oil and bake for about 30 minutes at 200 degrees, until the feta has melted.
This is one of the most popular Greek recipes and can be prepared in two versions. It's about a phyllo pasta with a delicious feta-based filling. For convenience, you can also use the puff pastry.
There filling it is prepared with 400g of feta cheese, 150g of Greek yogurt, 1 onion, 2 whole eggs and oregano (or dill). All the ingredients should be blended with the mixer until a soft paste is obtained. Stuff a disk of puff pastry with the dough and cover with a second layer of pastry. Brush with the egg yolk and top with oregano or sesame.
Bake at 170 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
The same recipe can be used to prepare the tiropitakia, individual smaller triangular-shaped sheets.
This recipe is also one of the most widespread in Greece, where it is prepared with different types of cheese, battered is fried.
Also in this case you will have to drain the feta to remove the excess liquid. Divide the dough into rectangles and let them firm up freezer for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile prepare the batter: beat an egg, stir in 100 g of sifted flour and 200 ml of cold sparkling water. Heat the oil to fry, dip the pieces of feta in the batter and fry until they are golden.
Drain on absorbent paper and serve with lemon, or sprinkling of sesame is honey.
Feta saganaki can also be prepared with phyllo pasta. In this case you can cut the feta dough in rectangles and roll them into the filo pastry, brushed with egg white, so that the "packet" seals perfectly. Store in freezer for a couple of hours, so that the cheese does not melt too much during frying, coming out of the filo pastry. Once pulled out of the freezer, fry immediately in hot oil, about 1 minute per side. Serve strictly with honey and sesame.
Don't forget to toast the sesame in the pan, without adding other fats, so that it gives off its aroma to the fullest. Eventually, you can also cook in the oven at 180 ° for 30 minutes.