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.
Fried saganaki cheese is one of the most popular mezes that can be found in Greek taverns. It is an extremely tasty, but filling and salty snack. When ordering it in a tavern or preparing it yourself, you must also remember that it is a real caloric bomb.
Dolmades is one of the most popular Greek meat dishes. It occurs both in the vegetarian version and with meat. Young grape leaves are needed to prepare them. And it is in the leaves that the key to success lies. They must be young and very delicate. The best and the most delicate ones are collected around May. However, if you do not have the opportunity to collect fresh leaves, you can use ready-made leaves from the lagoon. However, the effect will be better if you use fresh leaves.
The Greek cuisine shows that the broad bean which is also known in our country does not have to be just a seasonal ingredient. In the dried form, which is practically unavailable in our stores, it is a component of interesting dishes. Today, we offer you one of them, i.e. a paste of dried bean.