Feta from the oven is a great way for a quick and very tasty dish that will appeal to fry-eaters and lovers of Greek cuisine. The absolute condition of success is the use of the original Greek fete and not the Polish substitute, which has nothing to do with real feta. As with other dishes, there are several ways to prepare feta from the oven. Our version is based on a recipe taken in one of the taverns in Rethymnon . If the dish is to fulfill the task of a snack, we only need one feta packet for 2 people. If you want to use feta from the oven as a main course, you can combine it with Greek fried potatoes. In this case, a portion of feta can be increased to two packages (2x200g).
To prepare the dish you will need either a mixture of spices for feta sold on Greek islands (an example of the composition of the mixture: oregano, basil and thyme) or good quality oregano (preferably the mountain from Crete).
1. Cut the onion into slices and the peppers into narrow strips.
2. On a piece of aluminum foil, place about half of the onion and half of the pepper and place a slice of feta on it, which can possibly be cut in half. The design is completed by applying the remaining onion and paprika to feta. The whole is poured quite a lot with olive oil and finally sprinkle with spices.
3. Double-folded aluminum foil is now wrapped so that a package is created, which we put into the oven preheated to 200 degrees for a minimum of 20 minutes. Instead of aluminum foil, you can also use a small heat-resistant vessel, although in my opinion the foil is better in this case.
In another version of this dish you can prepare feta from the oven for example with tomatoes.
Although many people avoid street food, we, for our part, encourage you to use such places in Greece. Your particular interest should be aroused by places where there are swarms of local Greeks. And do not worry about how this place looks like, the oilcloth on the tables and a collection of not-perfect-looking chairs can be a harbinger of tasty (albeit not always cheap) food. Of course, choose with your head and wisely, rather we advise against all kinds of hamburgers, ice cream shops and small gastronomy based on continental quick delicacies. However, places offering products based on fragments of local cuisine can turn out to be really interesting discoveries. This is how we discovered pancakes stuffed with spinach and feta cheese.
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.
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.