Tyrokafteri (Spicy Feta Spread)

Tyri = cheese, Kafteri = hot, as in spicy. So there you have it, a spicy feta cheese dip or spread. Goes great on an appetizer tray and makes anything dipped in it taste fantastic. A word of caution though - don't use the dried-up feta from the grocery store. Please use a good quality feta from an ethnic deli, or at least a mass produced feta that comes packaged in brine (TJ's or WF are good options). I found this recipe on Elly Says Opa - and believe me, you'll be saying "opa", too!

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  • Place the banana peppers directly over a gas flame (or under a broiler), turning often, until blackened spots appear on all sides. Place in a bowl and cover with a clean towel until cook enough to handle. Peel, seed, and remove the stems from the peppers; then, chop them.
  • Add the peppers, feta, Greek yogurt, and cider vinegar to the bowl of a food processor and processes until fairly smooth.
  • Slowly stream in the oil, while continuing to pulse. You may need more or less, depending on your desired consistency.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • NOTE: You can use different types of peppers, just adjust for the degree of spiciness you want.
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"Tyri = cheese, Kafteri = hot, as in spicy. So there you have it, a spicy feta cheese dip or spread. Goes great on an appetizer tray and makes anything dipped in it taste fantastic. A word of caution though - don't use the dried-up feta from the grocery store. Please use a good quality feta from an ethnic deli, or at least a mass produced feta that comes packaged in brine (TJ's or WF are good options). I found this recipe on Elly Says Opa - and believe me, you'll be saying "opa", too!"
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  1. evelynathens
    My husband loves tyrokafteri, so I made this for him. It really hit the spot. Just enough of a heat kick from the banana pepper. A great meze.
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  2. Jostlori
    Tyri = cheese, Kafteri = hot, as in spicy. So there you have it, a spicy feta cheese dip or spread. Goes great on an appetizer tray and makes anything dipped in it taste fantastic. A word of caution though - don't use the dried-up feta from the grocery store. Please use a good quality feta from an ethnic deli, or at least a mass produced feta that comes packaged in brine (TJ's or WF are good options). I found this recipe on Elly Says Opa - and believe me, you'll be saying "opa", too!
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