Feta cheese was found in first dynasty tombs in ancient Egypt. This dated back to 3200 BC. The mixed greens with fried feta and grapes salad is a modern salad that uses a lot of those ancient flavors. Here is a step by step guide on how to make this delicious salad.
1 cup Feta cheese (well drained and crumbled)
1 large egg
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups canola or vegetable oil
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. orange blossom water
Pepper to taste
1 head Romaine lettuce
1 cup red seedless grapes
The first thing you need to do is make the feta balls. You will need a large glass mixing bowl, metal will work as well. Take a cup of Feta cheese and drain it so there isn’t any liquid. You want to make sure that it is also crumbled. Add the Feta cheese to your mixing bowl. Next take one large egg and add it into the bowl as well. Then you will need a quarter cup of flower. Mix all of these ingredients with a wooden spoon. Once it starts to form into a ball that is the consistency that you need.
Next you will need to heat up some oil in a skillet on your stove. You can use canola or vegetable oil. You want to heat the oil to 375 degrees.
Then you will want to roll the cheese mixture between the palms of your hands. You want to form them into small balls. You can use a melon baller if you want to make them all the same size but you do not have to do it this way. It is good to make them about an inch.
Next you want to drop the balls into the oil very slowly. Make sure you space them a few inches apart so that they do not stick together. Then let them cook and turn them gently so that they get golden brown on all sides. Then place them onto a platter when they are done cooking. Make sure that you place a paper towel down onto the platter before setting the balls there so that some of the oil will be absorbed and won’t pool on the plate.
Next place a half cup of extra virgin olive oil into a liquid measuring cup. Add one teaspoon of orange blossom water to the olive oil. Next whisk in the juice of one lemon and finally add in a little bit of pepper to taste.
Next take your Romaine lettuce and tear it up into small pieces and place it onto a plate. Next take one cup of red seedless grapes and scatter them over the lettuce. Then take your cheese balls and place them right on top. Lastly, place your vinaigrette dressing on top. You can put as little or as much dressing as you want onto your salad. This is a great salad to make for any occasion. So what are you waiting for? Try out this delicious recipe in your kitchen today.