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Honey and thyme filo cigars

May  7, 2020
Photo by My Nomad Cuisine
Author Notes

Simple recipes let the very few ingredients used shine for themselves.
Making sure you use great quality ingredients is key to great flavour in this greek inspired recipe : fresh thyme, quality honey (fragrant thyme honey, or orange blossom honey would work well, but also your local all flower honey!) will make a difference, and pair amazingly with the sharp salty feta cheese and the crispy filo. Feeling adventurous? Try making your own filo (but make sur you've got a few hours and patience available as it can be tidious and quite technical!). —My Nomad Cuisine

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Makes 8 portions
Ingredients
  • 8 sheets or ready made filo pastry (or homemade)
  • 250 grams feta, cut into 8 sticks
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons butter (can sub olive oil), melted
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, leaves picked off the stems
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Brush some melted butter on a sheet of filo pastry, then place a stick of feta on one side, sprinkle with a few thyme leaves and roll the pastry around it to form a cigar, folding the edges in.
  2. Repeat with the remaining filo and feta.
  3. Heat the remaining butter in a pan on medium-high heat, and gently fry the cigars, until golden and crispy on all sides.
  4. Transfer to a serving plate, drizzle with the honey, and sprinkle with the remaining thyme.
  5. Serve right away.

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