Tomato Patties & Tyrokafteri

Tomato Patties & Tyrokafteri
Ideal appetizer, excellent taste to combine on your table with Tyrokafteri (Spicy Feta Cheese Spread), that is as hot as we like. Accompany your appetite with beer or raki, without excluding a good red wine.
Tomatoes ripe, tasty and bright red are joined with the aromas of basil and mint, that's all. They do not need anything else to make a scrumptious appetizer except, perhaps, by a homemade spicy cheese dip, with lovely soft feta of Kefalonia, with its velvety taste and texture and of course… french fries!
work: 30′ time: 45′ very easy:

Tomato Patties & Tyrokafteri Tomato Patties & Tyrokafteri

Ingredients (6 servings)

  • 350g (12.3 oz) tomatoes
  • 120g (4.2 oz) flour + 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • ½ hot chilli pepper (optional)
  • 2 toast slices, crushed
  • 15 fresh mint leaves
  • 15 basil leaves
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • olive oil for frying
On a cutting surface finely chop the tomatoes and put them in a bowl along with their juices.
Inside the bowl, add the onion, the crushed slices, the chopped chili pepper, the chopped leaves of herbs and 3 tablespoons oil.
Mix the flour with the baking powder in the bowl and pour about half the amount of it.
You will add flour during the shuffling enough to make a firm mixture. Mix well with a spoon, pressing the tomatoes to melt. Salt and pepper.
In a nonstick pan, add a small amount of olive oil. Let it burn well and add spoonfuls of the mixture of tomato balls spaced.
Turn carefully the tomato balls, having cooked the bottom surface and the margin around each meatball is golden brown.
Remove the tomato balls from the pan and place them up on absorbent paper towels.
They are ready to be eaten.

Spicy Feta Cheese Spread

  • 200g (7.1 oz) soft Cephalonia feta cheese
  • 120g (4.2 oz) cream cheese
  • ½ red pepper
  • ½ green pepper
  • ½ chopped hot chill pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
In food processor put the feta, peppers coarsely chopped, half the chilli pepper, the clove of garlic and 3-4 tablespoons of oil. Also add 2 heaped tablespoons cream cheese and if necessary correct the taste, adding a little more. Beat the ingredients in blender to become a homogeneous and fluffy mix. Serve in bowls and put in the refrigerator.
Tomato Patties & Tyrokafteri Tomato Patties & Tyrokafteri
The Spicy Feta Cheese Spread (tyrokafteri) accompanies perfectly the tomato balls and not only.
If we, after beating in the food processor, add the chopped mixture with the knife, little red & green pepper.
Tomato Patties & Tyrokafteri Tomato Patties & Tyrokafteri Tomato Patties & Tyrokafteri Tomato Patties & Tyrokafteri

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