Adygei cheese has a very soft, slightly sour creamy flavor. Unlike cheese and feta like him, his taste is not so intrusive and less salty. This cheese appeared in the national Circassian cuisine.
A similar cooking method is also used in India. However, it is easier to buy in the store exactly the Circassian version.
The description of this variety in one of the old Soviet journals devoted to the dairy industry is extremely poetic: in their opinion, it usually has the smell of fresh milk and wild flowers. This product has high nutritional value..
The fried product turns out more high-calorie, but its aroma amplifies, it becomes softer and the tasty golden crust appears.
|cheese –||300 g|
|any plant oils –||2 tbsp. l.|
|salt and spice –||if necessary|
|Time for preparing: 10 minutes||Calories per 100 grams: 259 Kcal|
This is the easiest way to fry Adyghe for breakfast or dinner. You can then use it for different dishes or eat it with some sauce, for example, with cranberry or other sour-sweet.
Cheese cut into small cubes (if you plan to make sandwiches, then you can cut the plates about 1 cm thick).
Pour butter on a frying pan, heat it on medium heat, then fry the pieces (sprinkle with salt and other spices) on each side for a few seconds until a golden brown crust appears on the surface.
The dish can be served immediately, it is better not to let it cool completely..
Fried Adygei cheese breaded
This recipe uses breading, for which you can choose wheat or corn flour. Breading will help add new flavors to the dish, if you add to it, before you roll in it pieces of Adyghe, various spices, herbs.
- 300-400 grams of cheese;
- 0.5 tbsp. flour (wheat or corn, before cooking it must be sifted);
- 2-3 art. l any plant oils;
- 2 pinches of any kind of salt;
- spices, seasonings according to preferences.
Cooking time: 15 min.
Caloric content per 100 g: 274 kcal.
Flour, pre-well sifted, mixed with salt and any selected spices..
In a deep separate plate you need to pour clean cool water. Cheese cut into cubes or plates.
To make the cheese better covered with breading, it is dipped in water before being rolled in flour..
Fry the pieces on all sides for a few seconds in a skillet with vegetable oil, heated to medium temperature.
If someone tastes Greek feta seems harsh or too salty, you can cook fried cheese in Greek, instead of taking Adyghe. In Greek cuisine, all dishes contain a lot of vegetables and greens. Thus, you can get a very tasty and healthy breakfast or a dish for a light dinner..
- 2 tbsp. l var. oils (it is better to take olive oil, more traditional for Greek cuisine);
- 1 tbsp. l lemon juice;
- 10 pieces. dried tomatoes;
- 2 onions (preferably red);
- 10 pitted olives;
- 250 grams of cheese;
- 50 g of lettuce and arugula;
- salt and spices according to preference.
Cooking time: 30 minutes.
Calories per 100 g: 285 kcal.
Olives and tomatoes should be finely chopped. The oil is mixed with lemon juice, half of this mixture is poured chopped large onions. The second half is poured into a bowl with olives and tomatoes..
Heat the pan on medium heat, spread the onion in oil and juice on it, fry for about four minutes. Then put the cheese, sliced into slices or cubes with a thickness of about one centimeter. Fry on each side for 1, 5 minutes.
Arugula and lettuce are cut in large pieces, mixed in a deep dish, spread onion and Adyghe pieces on top. In a pan, heat the mixture of oil with juice, tomatoes and olives and then pour it over the prepared dish..
You can sprinkle on top chopped fresh greens if desired, such as arugula, basil, cilantro, green onions.
Fried Tomato Cheese
Circassian cheese goes well with any vegetables. For example, you can cook it with tomatoes..
- 500 grams of cheese;
- 3 pcs. strong, ripe tomatoes, you can take a variety of cherry tomatoes;
- 100 g plums oils;
- 2 tsp. curry seasonings;
- 3 cloves of garlic.
Time spent: 30 min.
Caloric value for 100 g dishes: 257 kcal.
Consider how to fry Adyghe cheese with tomatoes. Cheese should be cut as you like – cubes or slices. Curry mix with ground garlic.
Use the mixture to rub the pieces of cheese and fry it in a pan in butter over medium heat. Then put the pieces on a separate plate, and in a pan fry the sliced tomatoes.
Then pour tomatoes on the cheese. The dish can be used both separately and with lettuce, pasta or rice..
Experienced Culinary Tips
You need to cook the dish at once. In the refrigerator, it will lose its taste and attractive appearance. If you need to remove the fat left after frying, you can first put the pieces on a paper napkin or towel and put them in a plate in a minute.
In order for the cheese to roast well, the butter should already be heated when it is laid on the pan. So the pieces will quickly become covered with a crust, and the melted middle will not leak out..
The sauce is better to choose contrasting with cheese flavors – spicy, sweet and sour. Then the dish will turn out more bright and tasty. For a festive table, you can try to pour some white wine while frying to add a spicy sourness to the dish.
Having tried fried Adygei cheese once, I want to cook it again and again, so this is an unusual and simple dish..