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Τυροκαυτερή /tirokafter'i/ - Tirokafteri recipe



Tirokafteri is a very typical meze ordered when visiting a Greek taverna. It is very easy to make and is very delicious! The word is a combination of the words tiri (cheese) and kafteros/I (spicy).

What you will need:

200 g feta

200 g Philadelphia or katiki domokou or other soft cheese (but not sweet one – so no mascarpone for example)

1 ½ red pepper washed and cut in half

A pinch of black pepper

1 teaspoon of oil

1 teaspoon of vinegar

A pinch of oregano

1 teaspoon of paprika

A pinch of chili or cayenne pepper (or more according to taste)

Optional: A pinch of garlic

Put the peppers on a pan in the oven. Grill both sides till the skin gets a bit black. Then take them out and leave them aside to get cold. Once cold, peel the skin off the peppers. Then put them in a blender. Pour in the blender the oil, the vinegar and the spices and make a fine paste of all of them. Add then the Philadelphia and last the feta and blend again till the paste becomes smooth.

Store in the fridge in a tapper and enjoy it as a dip with bread or anything else you would like.

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