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Fried Feta with Sesame and Spicy Honey

June 22, 2022
2 Ratings
Photo by Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Fried feta with sesame and spicy honey. A delicious and funky appetizer idea that will most definitely amaze you. Salty feta covered with crispy sesame seeds, pan-fried until super crunchy and served warm with a spicy honey sizzle on top. It’s easy to make and ready in only 15 minutes. Pair with some crusty bread and watch it disappear in seconds! —Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings

What You'll Need
  • Fried Feta
  • 1 (7 ounces) block of feta
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons panko
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, for frying
  • crusty bread or pita chips for serving
  • Spicy Honey
  • 5 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon crushed chipotle peppers, or red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon each: cumin seeds, salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  1. Prepare 3 shallow plates or bowls. Add flour into the first plate, crack the egg into the second and beat with a fork. Into the third plate, add the sesame seeds and panko, and give it a quick stir.
  2. Pat the feta dry with a paper towel. First, dredge in flour, Then dip into the beaten egg. Finally, cover all over with the sesame seeds mixture. Set aside.
  3. Add all spicy honey ingredients to a heat-proof bowl (except for the oil). Set aside.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium and add feta. Fry the feta until nicely colored on all sides, 1-2 minutes per side. Reduce the heat, if needed. Transfer the feta to a serving plate.
  5. In the meantime, heat the oil for the spicy honey until sizzling hot, about 1 minute. Carefully pour the hot oil over the prepared honey mixture.
  6. Serve the feta immediately drizzled with spicy honey, when still warm. Enjoy with pita chips or some crusty bread.

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2 Reviews

Maryellen December 24, 2023
About to serve, sounds delicious but … Heat what oil for spiced honey? Going to microwave…
manjamanja77! December 31, 2023
1/4 cup of olive oil it says on the recipe 🙂