Feta Cheese with Phyllo, Honey and Sesame Seeds
Is there a more classically Greek flavour pairing than feta cheese, phyllo, honey and sesame seeds? Put them together and you create a crunchy, creamy, salty-sweet and moreish parcel. Who’s hungry?
The most delicious and simple starter or side for a Greek feast, I am simply in love with these crunchy little phyllo-wrapped pockets.
A delicious component in traditional meze, this feta, phyllo, honey and sesame seed treat originated in Crete and is still served throughout Greece today. These little phyllo ‘pies’ are divine served with traditional accompaniments such as hummus and keftedes.
This starter is traditionally shallow-fried, but it can also be prepared in the oven, or even in the air fryer! This recipe requires only 5 basic ingredients and comes together in 20 minutes!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I freeze the feta once it’s wrapped in phyllo?
Absolutely. You can wrap the feta in phyllo, wrap loosely with wax paper, and store it in an airtight container in the freezer. You can fry them straight from frozen.
Can I bake the feta-wrapped phyllo parcels in the oven?
Absolutely! You can bake the parcels in the oven, though they are traditionally fried. Simply place them seam-side down onto an oiled baking tray. Brush the tops with more olive oil and bake at 180 degrees C for 20 minutes.