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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?

Feta Cheese with Phyllo, Honey & Sesame Seeds

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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Feta Cheese with Phyllo, Honey & Sesame Seeds

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.

 

Feta Cheese with Phyllo, Honey & Sesame Seeds
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Feta Cheese with Phyllo, Honey & Sesame Seeds

Feta Cheese with Phyllo, Honey and Sesame Seeds


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  • Author: Jess Bunn
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

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?


Ingredients

Units
  • 2 x 200g Feta Cheese
  • 4 sheets of phyllo pastry
  • Olive oil or melted butter for brushing the pastry
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 4 Tbsp honey
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Pat the feta blocks dry with a paper towel and set them aside.
  2. To prepare one block of feta, lay out a single sheet of phyllo pastry. Brush the sheet of phyllo lightly with olive oil, then place a second sheet on top of the first, and brush lightly with oil again. Place the feta block at the top of the sheet and fold the phyllo over the feta, brushing again with oil, to seal the edges and create a neat phyllo parcel. Repeat for your second block of feta. Place the feta parcels in the fridge until needed.To Cook:
  3. Fry: Fill a pot 2/3 of the way (5cm) with oil and place over medium-high heat to preheat to 190 degrees C. Once the oil is hot, deep fry the feta parcels until golden brown and crispy.
    Place the feta onto a paper towel to drain off excess oil.
    OR
    Bake: Set your oven or air fryer to 190C, and bake until golden and crispy.
  4. Place the feta parcels onto a plate, drizzle liberally with the honey and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve hot and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Category: Starters
  • Method: Fry
  • Cuisine: Greek

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 467.64kcal
  • Sugar: 21.39g
  • Sodium: 1016.63mg
  • Fat: 31.07g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.37g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 13.17g
  • Trans Fat: 13.17g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.44g
  • Fiber: 0.94g
  • Protein: 16.61g
  • Cholesterol: 89mg
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