This Oktoberfest, have an Octoberfeast!: Fried Tilsit with Cherry Tomato and Basil Coulis

article2Say auf wiedersehen to schnitzel and sauerkraut this Oktoberfest and have yourself an Octoberfeast with our authentic Octoberfest recipe!

The best part about October is not just the warm weather (though that’s certainly a welcome addition); it’s that it gives us all the excuse to drink beer—or bier, rather—and eat schnitzel, and all in the name of Oktoberfest!

But if you want to try something a little different, and really put the feast into Oktoberfest, then try out recipe for fried tilsit with cherry tomato and basil coulis.

250g cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup breadcrumbs
4 x 60g slices of Tilsit cheese, cut into trangles
1 clove garlic, minced
2 bunches scallions, chopped
1 cup sliced basil
olive oil for frying
salt and pepper to taste

Method: Coulis
Heat oil in a saucepan, add the tomatoes and garlic and cook until tomatoes are soft. Add the basil and green onions and cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture forms a thick sauce. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Method: Tilsit
Place flour, eggs and breadcrumbs in separate bowls, and dip the cheese triangles first in the flour, then the eggs, then and the breadcrumbs. Heat oil in a large frypan and fry cheese until golden brown. Serve with coulis.

Serves 4