“Feta Bites” from “Sirocco”

IMG_8930Regular readers of this blog know that I am a big fan (read: obsessed) by cheese. I love it, in all its forms. Halloumi, Parmesan, Mozzarella, Asiago, Emmental, Comte, Cheddar, Wensleydale, Mont d’Or, Toite de Moine, … the list could go on, but I’m stopping at 10. Those were the cheeses I could list off the top of my head without breaking a sweat.

See what I mean?

So when I saw the recipe for Feta Bites, I was enthusiastic, to say the least. As was my family.

The recipe was easy to make, as basically all you’re doing is dredging feta cubes in flour, and then dipping them in a batter mix of egg, ice water and self-raising flour. Simples. You then have to fry them, briefly.

Personally, I then had a challenge to not eat all of the feta bites as they emerged all golden and lovely from the pan. I resisted as best I could, but I have to admit that I was not entirely successfully in resisting their charms before sharing with the rest of my family.

You also make a preserved lemon jam to go with them. While I enjoyed the jam, the rest of the family was lukewarm on it, at best. So when I do make this again, I’m not sure if I’m going to make the jam to go with it. Regardless, it was still a success.

In the introduction, Sabrina Ghayour writes, “Feta makes everything better.” I couldn’t agree more.

Want to try this recipe? Nigella Lawson, the patron saint of this blog, helpfully has posted the recipe on her website. Click through here to see it. 

 

“Feta Bites” from “Sirocco”

A vegetarian feast of four mushes from “Plenty”

Anna: Tonight I was having my Ogilvy ladees round for dinner, and what a happy coincidence that we’re doing the Ottolenghi book this month as Tiff and Kate D are veggie!

Kate W: I’m not.

Anna: No, but you’ll have to pretend you are for tonight.  There are only enough sausages for Peter.  Anyway, choosing a menu was actually quite hard once I got down to it, but I settled on “Hummus with ful” (or ‘you crazy fool’ as it became known over the evening) and “Sweetcorn polenta”.  I chose the hummus for two reasons: because it would be nice to eat slowly while drinking and chatting, and because I’d been introduced to ful in the last year by a work colleague and I loved it.  Plus, Tiff has lived in the Middle East so I figured she could give an honest opinion.

Tiff: I will.

Anna: The polenta was a bit of a random choice.  Not something I would ever go for in a million years, but in for a penny as they say.  It wasn’t until I started cooking that I realised that this was going to be a meal of four mushes.  Four slightly different coloured mushes.

Kate D: We’re in the mood for mush! Continue reading “A vegetarian feast of four mushes from “Plenty””

A vegetarian feast of four mushes from “Plenty”