Each of us has memories associated with something else, someone with scents, others with music, and I associate my memories with food. Simply not just love goes through the stomach but also memories 🙂 And baked feta cheese brings me always back to sunny Greek, where we spent our first holidays as a family with our first son. Greeks are very warmhearted people, with a sense of humor and a fantastic kitchen. Feta cheese belongs to one of the great products from Greek communal kitchen. And baked feta tastes like a symphony.
I am an organized, unorganized person. I never lead a diary or any planner, and I am just learning to plan what to cook in advance. So usually I make a list what to buy for next week on groceries depending on what exactly I cook. But you know how it goes, you see this reduced, and that looks delicious, so in the end, you did buy more than you wanted. So then I cook sticking to the plan, and a few days later there are some leftovers in the fridge, and I have to figure out, what to cook out of it. Sooner this situation was a nightmare for me as I had no phantasy at all. For some reason, it changed as I started low carb. Now I really enjoy to play in the kitchen and invent some new keto recipes.
Baked feta cheese was one of that inventions from an almost empty fridge. Original Greek cheese is made from fresh goat and sheep’s milk. This regional specialty is even protected by the European Union, marked as Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). For the production of feta cheese, the raw material is milk from goats and sheep whose herds are grazed in northern and central Greece.
Feta is also very healthy. Because it doesn’t contain cow’s milk, but a combination of sheep’s and goat’s milk, it is much better digestible, and people who are sensitive to lactose are much more tolerable. Feta is also appreciated for the content of probiotics that contribute to proper bowel function. Protein, calcium and vitamin D are also essential. Contained amino acid Histidine in combination with vitamin B6 promotes digestion but also increases brain and sexual performance. Feta cheese is very kept friendly, because it is very low on carbs and high on healthy fats.
- Feta cheese
- 1 white onion
- 1 red onion
- 2 tbsp capers
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 tomatoes
- 2 tbsp butter
- Salt, pepper, chili
- Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F).
- Slice tomatoes and onions in halves and then in moons.
- Put slices of butter on the bottom of the middle sized baking dish.
- Put the whole feta cheese in the middle.
- In the gaps around the cheese put the onions, finely minced garlic and tomatoes inside.
- Sprinkle the veggies with capers and add salt and pepper. (Don’t salt the feta cheese, it is already salty enough).
- You can sprinkle the cheese with chili if you prefer it spicy.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Serve immediately.