What do you do when you are planning a vacation and life gives you Feta cheese? Especially if you r not sure about freezing what with the powercuts and the feta needs to be used within 24 hours and you are less than 10 hours away from a 5 day vacation? Ofcourse you may have several ideas but this one from about.com is the one that turned out to be my saviour.The recipe has nothing much to do and takes few minutes only atleast less than 15 minutes.Read on:
Feta cheese : 1/2 cup atleast
Panko/ Fresh bread crumbs: 1/4 cup + as needed
Pepper: as per taste
Olive oil: 1-2 tbsp
Take handful of feta -which is usually crumbled and try to shape into a patty within wet/damp hands. You can also do this using plastic wrap.But I prefer hand and it was okay.
Mix bread crumbs and pepper in a flat dish and roll each patty into this mix until it gets coated on all the sides and the edges.
Place a tawa or skillet on medium heat and once hot add in 1-2 tbsp of oil and swirl to coat. Place the coated patties on the skillet and cook around 1-2 minutes per side or until it turn golden brown. You can add more oil in the skillet if necessary.
Once done drain on paper towels and serve warm stuffed within rolls/rotis/breads/buns or with other veggies as well.
These patties actually can be refrigerated for about 1 week. or frozen for few months. So make these, freeze them and then when you are short of dishes especially snacks roll em up and snack on.
Those who have tried the feta knows its saltiness and these patties are salty as well. So rather than giving your tastebuds a saltshock use them along with something or in a gravy and then enjoy them. I stuffed them within hotdog rolls along with tomato sliced and served with sauce/dips etc.