Who craves deep fried cheese and watermelon? I actually had no idea this would turn out so tasty and I can’t believe I was able to scrape up the little bits I didn’t eat for a final product shot…oink oink! This is my deep fried (everything taste good deep fried, yeah?) feta and watermelon ball salad. The flavors were so good together. The watermelon was so juicy. The deep fried feta was so creamy. The lemon balsamic was so tangy. WOW!
Greek Feta, Watermelon, Red Onion, Balsamic and Lemons
I’m using Greek feta instead of my favorite Danish feta because I wanted the salty, briny flavor. The watermelon was so sweet and the greek feta was so salty good. Total balance.
I used my mini scooper to make watermelon balls. You can use the watermelon juice and extra pieces of watermelon to create delicious vodka cocktails, later 😉
Slice up the red onions and cube the feta. I wanted the feta and watermelon balls to be similar in size.
Get your dredge station set up for the feta cubes. Ice water bath and flour.
Let the feta sit in the ice cold water for a bit. It hardens p the cubes and it’s also what the flour is gonna stick to.
We’re deep frying these beauties and this step is super important since cheese and boiling oil aren’t best friends.
Next up take the cheese out of the ice cold water and put them into the flour. Make sure to coat em all real good.
This is what they should look like. Do not under any circumstance try the cheese in this state. Un-fried flour doesn’t taste very good. he he he he!
Make sure your oil is hot before dropping in the cheese. How to test your oil -> Get a few drops of water and put into the pan. If the water sizzles, you are good to go. Now, drop in the cheese and watch em like a hawk. Again boiling oil is not cheese’s best friend. When they start to brown and get crispy take them out.
This is what the deep fried feta should look like. Taste test time because, well….it’s deep fried cheese folks. OMG YUM!
Grab your favorite balsamic and squeeze in a whole lemon.
Look at this beautiful combination