Fried Dough Filled with Feta Cheese

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  • Dough
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast 1 pkg
  • 1 1/4 cup water lukewarm
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Filling
  • 2 cups feta cheese crumbled
  • Other
  • vegetable oil for frying


  1. In a small bowl mix the sugar, yeast and water. Let it sit for about 15 minutes until the yeast gets bubbly.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer, add the flour, salt and mix. Add the yeast mixture and using the dough hook mix it for about 5 minutes. The dough will be quite sticky and elastic.
  3. Place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Keep in a warm spot and allow the dough to double in size, anywhere from 1 to 2 hours.
  4. Heat about 1 cup of vegetable oil in a large frying pan.
  5. While the oil is heating up, cut the dough into 8 equal pieces. You might need to oil your hands, so the dough doesn't stick to them. Roll out each piece into a circle that's about 4 inches in diameter. Add 1/4 cup of feta cheese in the middle and bring up the sides of the dough and form into a ball, covering up the cheese. Roll out the ball with cheese so that it's about 6 inches in diameter. The cheese may stick out a bit, but that's OK.
  6. Fry one piece of dough at a time, on both sides until golden, about 3 min per side checking often to make sure it doesn't burn. You'll notice as it fries the dough will bubble up.
  7. Repeat with remaining dough pieces.
  8. Serve warm and enjoy!

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