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Armola Peyniri Kızartması Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup Armola Peyniri (or any other cheese of your choice), grated
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Special equipment needed:
- Non-stick frying pan
- Mixing bowls
- Whisk

Step-by-step instructions:

1. In a mixing bowl, combine the grated Armola Peyniri, flour, salt, black pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Mix well.

2. In another mixing bowl, beat the eggs.

3. Heat the vegetable oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat.

4. Take a tablespoon of the cheese mixture and form it into a ball. Dip it into the beaten eggs, then roll it in the cheese mixture again.

5. Place the cheese ball into the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side.

6. Remove the fried cheese ball from the pan and place it on a paper towel-lined plate to remove any excess oil.

7. Repeat the process with the remaining cheese mixture.

8. Serve the Armola Peyniri Kızartması hot.

- Time:
Preparation time: 15 minutes
- Cooking time: 10-15 minutes
- Medium heat
Serving size:
- Makes about 12-15 pieces

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 120
- Fat: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 6g
- Protein: 6g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Any type of cheese can be used instead of Armola Peyniri.
- Cornstarch can be used instead of flour for a gluten-free option.

- Add chopped herbs such as parsley or dill to the cheese mixture for added flavor.
- Stuff the cheese balls with a small piece of jalapeno or a slice of olive before frying.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure the oil is hot enough before frying the cheese balls to ensure they cook evenly.
- Use a non-stick pan to prevent the cheese balls from sticking to the bottom.
- Serve the Armola Peyniri Kızartması immediately for the best taste and texture.

Storage instructions:
- Store any leftover Armola Peyniri Kızartması in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat the Armola Peyniri Kızartması in a preheated oven at 350°F for 5-7 minutes or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the Armola Peyniri Kızartması on a platter with toothpicks for easy serving.

- Sprinkle chopped parsley or dill over the Armola Peyniri Kızartması for added color and flavor.

- Serve the Armola Peyniri Kızartması with a side of tomato sauce or tzatziki for dipping.

Suggested side dishes:
- Greek salad
- Roasted vegetables
- Pita bread

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the cheese balls are falling apart while frying, add more flour to the mixture to help bind it together.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure the cheese is grated finely to prevent any large chunks from falling apart while frying.
- Use caution when frying to prevent any oil splatters.

Food history:
- Armola Peyniri is a type of Turkish cheese made from sheep's milk.

Flavor profiles:
- Salty, savory, and slightly tangy.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the Armola Peyniri Kızartması as an appetizer or snack.

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Region: Turkish

Taste: Savory, Creamy, Tangy, Nutty, Salty