Homemade “tiganites”* with fresh mint


  • 400 ml Olive oil
  • As necessary Water
  • 200 ml Lemon juice
  • 10 gr Lemon zest
  • 50 ml Raki
  • 100 gr Manouri cheese
  • 10 gr Salt
  • 100 gr Honey or molasses
  • 10 gr Fresh mint
  • 300 gr Flour

Prepare the batter in a bowl using flour, water, 100ml olive oil, lemon juice and zest, salt and raki. Crumble the manouri (a white creamy cheese) into the mixture. Heat the remaining olive oil in a deep frying pan. Fry spoonfuls of the batter, until golden on both sides, and place on absorbent kitchen paper. Serve with honey and fresh mint leafs.

*Tiganites is the greek version of Pancakes.