Feta Cheese Skillet Pie


This feta cheese skillet pie, aka tiganopita, is a classic recipe from the cuisine of Epirusand something I prepared with great pleasure on My Greek Table, Season 4. It is almost like a pancake. It is easy to prepare and makes a great snack, breakfast food, light lunch with a good Greek salad, and a fun dish for kids. Make sure to use Greek feta, such as Dodoni, a sponsor of My Greek Table, Season 4.
RATING
SERVES
4
PREP TIME
20 min
COOK TIME
10 min

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • ¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp extra virgin Greek olive oil
  • ½ cup feta cheese crumbled in small pieces

Instructions

  1. In a medium size bowl, sift together flour and salt. Make a well in the center and add warm water and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix until a dough forms and knead in the bowl for 5 to 7 minutes, or slightly longer, until the dough is smooth and silky to the touch. You can also do this in a mixer outfitted with a dough hook.
  2. Divide dough into two balls, and roll out each on a lightly floured surface to a ½ inch thick circle a little smaller than the base of the skillet. Dot with feta, fold into a crescent and flatten with a rolling pin or fingertips to a circle about as large as the base of a skillet.
  3. Heat remaining ¼ cup olive oil in a large heavy skillet. Fry until golden brown, flipping to cook on both sides. Repeat with remaining dough. Serve warm.

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