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Baked Chillies Stuffed with Feta (Polneti Piperki so Sirenje)

Shared by: Baba Tala
Recipe origin: Capari, Macedonia

With summer on the way out, the supply of garden chillies is slowly dwindling. A really quick and yummy way to enjoy them is this no fuss vegetarian recipe of baked chillies stuffed with feta.

The delightful combination of oozy egg, feta and cottage cheese makes for a tasty light lunch or appetiser.

Preparing chillies

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Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients
12 long banana chillies (also known as Hungarian or bullhorn chillies)
250g cottage cheese
250g feta cheese, roughly crumbled
2 free-range or organic eggs, lightly beaten
1-2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
Olive oil
Sea salt to taste

Method
1) Preheat oven to 180°C and lightly oil a medium baking tray/dish or line with baking paper.

2) Slice stem ends off chillies and scrape out seeds, keeping chillies whole.

3) Combine eggs, cottage cheese, feta and garlic in a bowl and mix.

4) Fill each chilli with the cheese mix until 3/4 full. Carefully lay the chillies flat on a baking tray so they fit snugly together, don’t be too worried if some of the filling oozes out. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 45-50 minutes, turning halfway through to brown on both sides.

5) Serve while warm or at room temperature with bread to mop up the juices.

Tip:
- Replace the cottage cheese with ricotta for a sweeter taste.
- Don’t throw out any leftover filling, it tastes great fried/scrambled and served with bread.

3 Comments  |   Add a comment

  1. Nikki Pacheco Theard

    Once again you’ve shared a lovely recipe that is sure to please all those at the table. Here where I live, the winter snows still cover the hillsides, my meadow is remains frozen. With your delicious recipes I’m busy dreaming of what types of peppers, egg plants and tomatoes to start from seed in about two months. Thank you for sharing from your heart and table!

  2. Anna Boglev

    Hi Suzie, must be the season my mum is actually making these today, only with the red long chillies, they are so yum. Congratulations you are doing so well, and your recipes are a welcome delight.
    Cheers, Anna

  3. admin

    Nikki/Anna, it is my absolute pleasure. I just love cooking, photographing and sharing these recipes. Thank you for your lovely comments. Sx

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