Tina Fey feels like my long lost, much more successful sister. I'm told I look like her all the time, a fact that is not surprising I guess considering we are both half Greek on our mother's sides. She has lived in PA and Chicago (like me), and, most importantly, she enjoys FOOD and is not afraid to make a fool out of herself if it makes people laugh. I'm going to stop with the comparisons now because they'll begin to border the creepy/stalker variety and just get on to the recipe... oh, and also my nickname has been "Tina" for years and years before I knew who Tina Fey was... OK, that was the last one, I promise! To the challenge!
Being that there is the Greek connection there, I thought I'd do a recipe that works with that. I decided to brush off the Greek cookbook passed down from my YiaYia, very cleverly named "The Art of Greek Cookery"...gotta love 1960's cookbooks for their creativity. This is also inspired by the "Night Cheese" scene in 30 Rock...
So without further ado, I bring you...
Night Cheese: The Recipe
1 pound of kasseri cheese
1 pound of fresh mozzerella
1 pound of feta
Flour for dredging
Assorted olives (including kalamata)
- Directions: Cut all the cheese into 1/4 inch thick pieces and dredge in flour.
- Heat the oil in a medium skillet and add cheese pieces.
- Brown on each side, 1.5 min for kasseri, 1 min for softer cheeses.
- Remove to dish and serve with olives, a few squeezes of lemon juice, and drizzle olive oil.
I'll be posting my first 3 ingredient challenge recipe today so stay tuned for that later!