Feta Cheese and Potato Patties

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Description :
These delicious patties filled with potatoes and creamy feta cheese are full of flavor. Take a bite and watch them slowly melt in your mouth!

Preparation Time :
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

Servings :
Makes 10 patties

Ingredients :
2 boiled potatoes
1 small red onion, chopped
2 ½ tablespoons feta cheese
1 teaspoon dill
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon rosemary
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt and freshly ground black pepper

½ teaspoon oil for shaping patties
2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions :

Methods for boiling potatoes:
1. Quarter potatoes and place in a Ziploc bag with 1 tablespoon water. Place in the microwave and heat on high for 6 minutes or until potatoes are soft. Remove skin.
2. Cut the potatoes in half and boil them in their skins in lightly salted water on the stovetop until soft.

When the potatoes are soft and warm, peel the skin. Place in a bowl and mash. Chop the onions and add to the potatoes. Then, add the dill, thyme, and rosemary. Crumble the feta cheese into the potatoes and mix well. (I bought herbed feta cheese that was already crumbled. You can buy whatever flavored feta cheese from your local grocery store.)
Add the lemon juice, egg, and season with salt and pepper. Feta cheese is already salty, so taste before adding the salt.

Stir well. Take about 2 tablespoons of the mixture and shape them into patties. Dip your fingers into olive oil for convenient shaping. Round the patties into balls then flatten them slightly. Keep making patties until the potato mixture is finished.

Heat the oil in a frying pan and shallow fry the patties until golden brown on each side. Each side should take 2-3 minutes to cook.

To serve, top it off especially with a chipotle cheddar sauce or some coriander green chutney. Serve hot and enjoy!

Chickpea Hummus

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Description :
Dip the pita into the delicious hummus! Taste the wonderful spices of the quick and easy to make chickpea hummus.

Preparation Time :
Time: 5 minutes

Servings :
4 – 6

Ingredients :

1- 16 oz can chickpeas
3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon tahini paste
½ teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon crushed black pepper
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Directions :

Rinse the canned chickpeas and put them in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse for about 5 seconds until chickpeas have been chopped.

Add the peeled garlic cloves, tahini paste, lemon juice, salt, red chilli powder, and black pepper. Pulse until mixture is coarsely chopped.

With the machine running, gradually add the olive oil until the mixture is creamy.

Spoon hummus in a dipping bowl and serve with pita chips or slices of pita bread.



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Description :

Take a bite into crunchy bread topped with creamy tomatoes, onions, garlic, basil, and goat cheese. Yummmy!

Preparation Time :

10 minutes

Servings :

6 – 8

Ingredients :

1 loaf French baguette bread
2 tomatoes
1 medium onion
2 cloves garlic
1-1 ½ tablespoons fresh basil chopped
1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
4 ounces goat cheese
salt and pepper

Directions :

TSlice the French Baguette loaf into ½ – 1 inch wide slices. Brush each slice with a little bit of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toast the bread until light golden brown.

Chop the tomatoes, onions, garlic and basil and put into a bowl. Slice the goat cheese to create little pieces or chunks of the cheese. Mix the goat cheese together with the tomatoes, onions, garlic, and basil. Pour 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Mix everything together.

Put a little bit of the bruschetta mixture on top of each slice of the toasted French baguette bread. Serve and enjoy!