Greek cheese balls fried in deep oil, probably some of you know from vacation journeys. The Greeks serve them with lemon, which emphasizes the taste of melted cheeses. The rich composition of the taste is thanks to the three cheeses from which they are made. Slightly spicy salty feta, sweet and soft Gouda and mature cheddar complement each other, but their flavor can be enriched by adding herbs, such as mint. This tasty snack is unfortunately a good calorie bomb, so if someone counts calories, Tirokroketes will not be a good choice.
1. The preparation of cheese balls begins with grating cheese on a grater and mixing their bowl together with egg, flour, milk and pepper. If necessary, you can add a little milk more. It is important that all components are combined with each other and that a compact ball can be formed from them. From the above amount should come out about 16-18 balls.
2. Put the prepared mass into the fridge for about 45-60 minutes.
3. From the pre-prepared mass, form balls with a diameter of approximately 3-4 cm.
4. Each of them we roll in flour and shake off its excess.
5. Fry them in deep oil preferably in a saucepan. The oil must be very hot. Frying takes very long, just enough to make the cheese balls take on a golden color.
6. Put fried truffles on paper towels to drain them from excess oil.
Serve warm together with a quarter of lemon.
We were eating this meal for the first time in Rethymno in one of the humble family taverns outside the main tourist trail. We were surprised by the slightly different taste of breadcrumbs that we wanted to recreate in our kitchen. As we have managed to establish with the friendly Greeks, it is the addition of beer that is responsible for this characteristic taste.
When looking for new ways to prepare asparagus, we took inspiration for the Greek cuisine. Although they are not included in the traditional ingredients of Greek cuisine, the modern Greeks eat these vegetables and have their own ways of preparing them. Following them, we have prepared a slightly original recipe, in which simplicity, olive oil and feta reign. In our opinion, a fantastic dish came out of it.
Tirokafteri is a Greek dip made on the basis of feta, excellent for bread or grilled vegetables. The way it is seasoned differs depending on the region of Greece. You can find versions with the addition of garlic, lemon juice, hot pepper or oregano. In the most orthodox version it consists only of feta, olive oil and hot pepper.