Monday, 31 March 2014

Greek Feta and Potato Balls.


Crispy crunchy coating with delicious cheesy potato inner makes these Feta cheese and potato balls simply delectable.

Ingredients:

240 g Kataifi  Pastry (shredded Greek Pastry)
4 medium boiled potatoes
60 g feta cheese
1 tablespoon plain flour mixed with 3 tablespoons water
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon white pepper
¾ teaspoon salt
1 small carrot finely grated
6 mint leaves finely chopped
600 ml sunflower oil for frying.



Method:

1.       In a bowl add the boiled potatoes and mash them with a potato masher. Add the grated carrot,
2.       Crumble the feta into the potatoes, add the salt, nutmeg, pepper and mint leaves and mix well.
3.       Make walnut sized balls from the mixture and keep them to one side.
4.       Separate some strands of the kataifi pastry, dip the potato ball in the flour water mixture and wrap it with the strands of kataifi pastry. Repeat for all the balls.
5.       Heat the oil in a deep pan, once it is moderately hot, deep fry the potato balls on medium heat until golden brown.
6.       Remove the golden brown potato balls from the oil and fry the remaining balls in small batches.

Serve the Feta potato balls with yoghurt and mint dip.
To make the yoghurt and mint dip- 4 tablespoons Greek yoghurt, pinch of salt, pinch of white pepper, 1 teaspoon of mint sauce and 1 clove garlic finely minced. Mix all the ingredients together and serve as a dip. 



52 comments:

  1. I am really loving feta right now I think I will have to give this a try thank you

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    1. Tracey I hope you do try them they are so delicious.

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  2. oh wow these look amazing , weldone you . I am sure all of my brood would enjoy these great ingredients too x

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  3. This look absolutely moreish - I'm a massive fan of Greek food generally and I would love to try these out. Depressingly my diet would make them difficult to factor in but I can salivate over the pics at least ;)

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    1. You can bake them in oven instead of deep frying them to cut out the fat.

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  4. Nayna, these look absolutely beautiful. I love a good youghurt and mint dip. I am definitely interested in more greek cooking. xx

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    1. I have sent you a link to more Greek recipes, here is the link again .http://www.simplysensationalfood.com/search/label/Greek%20Cuisine

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  5. oh my god they look so yummy!! x

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  6. We buy feta cheese by the tub at Sam's Club, but have never prepared it this way. Hopefully we can find all the ingredients!

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    1. Scott, make sure if feta is in tub you dry it in paper towel before using, if its too wet potato balls will fall apart.

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  7. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing Nayna!

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  8. You are making me so hungry, loving the sound of these #BlogClub

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  9. They look delicious. I want some now!

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  10. Oh my!! They look delicious #blogclub

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  11. Oh my goodness, they look AMAZING!! I could eat these by the bucket load...thank you for sharing but wish you would open a restaurant!!

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    1. Lol and you would be my 1st paying customer?? :)

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  12. Yum you are one talented lady!
    www.mybubbaandme.com

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  13. Wow! Those look amazing. I am going to have to try this recipe out! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Katrina , I hope you enjoy making them do drop by and let me know how the recipe worked for you.

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  14. Wow! These look fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing. I am going to have to make this recipe!

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  15. These look absolutely delicious! I love feta cheese :)

    ButtonsBlog

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  16. feta isn't something I've really tried before. But this looks so appetising. will try feta out in this recipe! x
    carsonsmummy.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. These sound so delicious. The sort of thing I'd love to eat but would never make as I'm not into deep frying.

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  18. Wow, looks yum. I am lower carb but a good veggie option.

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  19. Oh wow these look delicious. Perfect for a sumer snack I think. x

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  20. Wow, looks yum. I am into lower carb but this is a great veg option for people.

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  21. Oh my! What is not to love here?!? Potato and cheese in crunchy goodness? Yes please :-) Pinning it now to make later.
    #BlogClub

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  22. These look really tasty and great for crowd feeding!

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  23. They look amazing - do you think filo pastry would work?

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  24. It's it wrong that i now want those for breakfast?
    yummy

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  25. Love it! I saw them yesterday at night and it made me hungry ;) It's the type of snack that can never go wrong ;)

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  26. These sound amazing. I love anything with feta!

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  27. These look and sound so delicious, i would love to try them!

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  28. Those look JUST amazing and I adore feta cheese too!

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  29. I'm really liking these feta and potato balls. Great party snack or tea time treat.

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  30. those look stunning! I wish I could dare to try them!!!

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  31. I have some feta left from the weekend, these would be perfect. Just wish I didn't have to wait to make them, they look totally delicious. GG

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  32. Very very interesting recipe. One I have never seen. A little difficult for a cook like to try but I will still :-)

    Richa

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  33. YUM! They look adorable! Great job Nayna :)
    Janie x

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  34. Need to try these, they look so good!

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  35. Love to try these they look delish!

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  36. Oooh these look lovely ... would love to give them a go :-)

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  37. These look absolutely delectable - I'm almost salivating! I must give them a go myself, though I doubt mine will look anything like they do in these pics!?!

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Anthony G

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  38. I've never seen Katafi for sale before, I wonder if it is it like the "shredded wheat" looking pastry you see in some sweet baklavas?

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  39. These look great! I must try this one!

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  40. These look so yummy I would love to make these thanks so much for the recipe :)

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