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Fried Feta with Phyllo Dough and Honey

This 5-Minute appetizer is the BEST way to enjoy a quick taste of Greece! This feta cheese wrapped in phyllo dough, cooked in olive oil, and then drizzled with honey and sesame seeds will impress anyone you serve it to. Enjoy it with pita chips, tomatoes, or even by itself.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine greek
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 337kcal

Equipment

  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Tongs

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz block Feta Cheese
  • 1-2 sheets Phyllo Dough thawed according to the package instructions
  • cup Olive Oil more or less depending on the size of your cast iron skillet
  • 1 tbsp (ore more) Honey
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds

Instructions

  • Place the 8 oz block of feta cheese in the center of 1 sheet of phyllo dough, and wrap the cheese in it (see video for more instruction). Use a dot of honey to secure the phyllo dough in place.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add ⅓ cup olive oil to a cast iron skillet, just a little but enough to come about halfway up the side of the feta block. Add the phyllo wrapped feta. Fry for 2 or so minutes, until the phyllo browns and turns crispy.
  • Once crispy, use your tongs to flip the feta block to the other side. Fry on the other side until completely crispy.
  • Remove the cheese from the cast iron and place it in a serving dish. Drizzle it with 1 tbsp honey and top it with 1 tsp sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Notes

Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational or personal use only. 
  • Feta Cheese: Get an 8 oz block of cheese that is 1 centimeter thick. I had a thicker block, and had to cut it in half to make it thinner. I wrapped the second one in phyllo, too, and instead ended up with 2 (4 oz) fried feta blocks. This will work, too!
  • Phyllo Dough: You will only need one sheet, unless you need to cut your feta thinner like I did. In that case, you may use two sheets of phyllo instead. 
  • Be careful when flipping your feta cheese as the phyllo dough can rip very easily. 
  • Add some lemon zest to the olive oil for a fresh zing! You can also add thyme, black pepper, or even basil to the top of your fried feta cheese. 
  • In Greece, this dish is sometimes served with black sesame seeds instead of white. You can use either.

Nutrition

Serving: 4servings | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 654mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 284mg | Iron: 1mg