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Recipe for Greek Style Fried Bread with Feta

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In Greece, tiganopita refers to a type of flatbread that is fried in pancake-shaped discs in a skillet or baked in the oven. This particular tiganopita recipe uses a batter that is tmixed feta cheese and herbs. Describing them as a pancake or flatbread or fried bread isn’t quite accurate. Rather, they more closely resemble a pancake or fritter and are usually flat and dense in appearance.

Greek Style Fried Bread with Feta (Tiganopita me Feta) Recipe Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten with a fork
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup finely crumbled feta cheese
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup mixed, fresh herbs (oregano, basil, thyme, parsley, etc), chopped
  • Olive oil, for frying

Directions on How to Prepare Greek Fried Bread With Feta:

Add the flour and eggs to a medium bowl and whisk together until smooth. You can also use an electric mixer to do this. Slowly add the water while whisking or beating.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit on the counter for at least thirty minutes and up to two hours to let the ingredients meld together.

Stir in the crumbled feta cheese, pepper, and fresh herbs to a medium bowl and gently mix with a wooden spoon.

Drizzle about 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a skillet or frying pan. Set the heat to medium and let the oil warm for about a m minute. Drop about 1/3 – 1/2 cup of the batter into the skillet to form a round shape (same method as making pancakes). Pour 1/3-1/2 cup of batter into the skillet to make another round. Continue until there is no more room in the skillet.

Cook on medium until the side touching the pan is golden brown. Flip and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes until that side is golden brown. Remove from pan and place on paper towels to absorb oil.

Drizzle another tablespoon of oil into the skillet. Continue the process of adding the batter to the skillet and cooking the fried bread rounds on each side until golden brown. Repeat until all the batter is gone.

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This post was written by GreekBoston.com