In a few weeks, I will be participating in the Hot and Spicy Food Festival at the Harbourfront Centre as a Demo Chef. On August 17th at 5 pm on the Terrace I will be showing visitors how to make Politikes Keftedes and classic Tzatziki. For last few weeks I’ve been busy preparing samples for the demos with much anticipation of what’s to come. As many of you already know, Tzatziki is the famous Greek Yogurt sauce loved by many and enjoyed on almost everything from fried potatoes to Souvlaki in a pita. On August 17th if you come visit me on the Terrace at the Hot and Spicy Food Festival you will sample my Classic Tzatziki with my tasty Politikes Keftedes…a winning combination.
2 tubs of Balkan style yogurt
1 cucumber, grated
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 cup olive oil
salt to taste
1. Remove yogurt from the tubs and place it in a cheese cloth to strain the excess liquid. Let the yogurt stand for 3 to 4 hours to allow all the liquid to be strained. Tzatziki should be creamy in texture but not runny.
2. To make the Tzatziki add the strained yogurt, grated cucumber, garlic, olive oil and salt and stir together until blended well.
3. Before adding the cucumber strain the excess liquid from the cucumber as well.