Greek Cooking | Katerina’s recipe for Tiganopsomo – fried Greek breakfast bread
Our lovely cook and host, Katerina, is always showing folks the best of Greek cuisine on the island of Poros and there’s a good reason why we like to share her Greek cookery secrets with you time and time again.
Whenever I am sick of cooking the same old, same old, I resort to her – and she always fulfils my whims. We are huge breakfast people in my home so today I’m sharing Katerina’s recipe for an AMAZING fried Greek breakfast bread (Tiganopsomo – try saying that 3 times quickly).
The warm bread, fresh with butter and salt did it for me but the real star this simple warm bread is fresh herbs and feta. It takes 3 minutes to mix and knead, 30 minutes to rest, 5 minutes to fry up. Perfect if you need to whip together an impressive last minute brekkie.
Serves 8 / Ready in 45 minutes
7g (1.5 tsp) dried yeast
300g lukewarm water
1/2 tsp of sugar
1/2 tsp of salt
3 tbsp chopped fresh herbs for the filling (rosemary, mint, parsley, sage, oregano)
2 tbsp olive oil
200g feta cheese for the filling
Extra olive oil for frying
Honey or balsamic vinegar to drizzle on top
- Mix all the ingredients until you have a soft dough, and let it rest for 30 minutes.
- Separate the dough into 6 small balls and flatten each one with a roller.
- Add some feta cheese and herbs to each of them.
- Fold the dough around the feta and herbs and flatten it again.
- Slap the flat dough into a frying pan on low heat until they turn golden brown. Turn the bread often.
Serve the bread on a plate and drizzle with honey or balsamic vinegar.
To be fair, I used what I had – coriander and feta, just because it was too early to go shopping – but I did love it. I had no good balsamic glaze or honey, and am more for savoury, so I went with sea salt on top with a side of Greek yogurt. This is such a crowd pleaser if you have guests – cheap, savoury or sweet, and using whatever you have fresh (or don’t) – we will be revisiting this time and again.
If that’s got you in the mood to whip up a Greek feast, check out Katerina’s recipe for stuffed peppers – they’re delicious!
Alternatively, why not join her in Greece and learn how to cook a wide range of dishes during hands-on cookery lessons by the sea? Find out how you can be swapping cooking tips and sipping a glass of Greek wine on the island of Poros here.