As I said in my previous post, the second week of the carnival is called “Tyrini” (from the word cheese), where only dairy products are allowed to be eaten. However, most people continue to eat meat and only on Sunday, the last day of Tyrini, the tradition is followed by almost everybody.
So, if you want to keep the tradition alive, here is a very easy and quick cheese mezes which you can make as an appetizer.
You should fry it on medium to high heat so that the feta melts inside.
You can serve it as it is but the addition of Greek honey on top pairs well with the salty feta and you can accompany it with ouzo, tsipouro or wine.
Crispy Phyllo Wrapped Feta
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
- 1 phyllo sheet
- 1 piece of feta about 8 x 10 x 1 cm
- Olive oil to wet phyllo and more to fry the parcels
- Honey to spread on top
- Sesame seeds (optional)
- Brush the phyllo with olive oil.
- Put the feta slice a few centimetres below the edge.
- Wrap the edges around the feta and brush again with olive oil.
- Wrap the feta into a parcel.
- Heat the olive oil on medium heat and place the feta with the wrapped edges facing down, in the olive oil.
- Fry until golden brown and then turn it over and fry it on the other side as well.
- Serve as it is or with honey and some sesame seeds on top.
You can find my Greek recipes in my cookbooks «More Than A Greek Salad», and«Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste!» both available on all Amazon stores. Read more here.
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Kopiaste and Kali Orexi,