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Crispy Phyllo Wrapped Feta

Crispy Phyllo Wrapped Feta

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Crispy Phyllo wrapped feta is a delicious Greek appetizer made with feta wrapped in phyllo, fried and served with honey.

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As I said in my previous post, the second week of the carnival is called “Tyrini” (from the word cheese), where only dairy products are allowed to be eaten.  

However, most people continue to eat meat and only on Sunday, the last day of Tyrini, the tradition is followed by almost everybody.

So, if you want to keep the tradition alive,  here is a very easy and quick cheese mezes which you can make and serve as an appetizer.

Ingredients needed to make Crispy Feta

Only three basic ingredients are needed to make this appetizer:

How to make Crispy Feta

Preparation:

  • Cut the phyllo sheet in the middle.
  • Cut a rectangular piece of feta around 1 cm thick.
  • Brush the phyllo with olive oil around the borders.
  • Place the feta slice 3 – 4 centimetres below the top edge.
  • Fold the top edge over the feta and brush it again with olive oil.
  • Wrap the sides around the feta and brush again with olive oil.
  • Fold into a parcel.   At this stage you can bake them in the oven or fry them in olive oil.
Preparing Crispy phyllo wrapped feta photo

Frying

  • You should fry it on medium to high heat so that the feta melts inside.
  • Heat the olive oil and place the feta with the wrapped edges facing down, in the olive oil.
  • Fry until golden brown and then turn it over and fry it on the other side as well.
Frying crispy feta image

Baking:

  • Preheat the oven to 180o C. Put the feta in a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Brush the top with olive oil and bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden on top.

Serving:

  • You can serve it as it is but the addition of Greek honey on top pairs well with the salty feta.
  • It is a delicious and easy appetizer which goes well with ouzo, tsipouro or wine.
Phyllo wrapped feta image

Can I freeze crispy feta?

  • Yes you can. Just wrap each individual parcel in cling film and store in the freezer.
  • You do not need to thaw it before frying.
Freezing crispy feta image
Crispy phyllo wrapped feta picture

Crispy Phyllo Wrapped Feta

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Crispy Phyllo wrapped feta is a delicious Greek appetizer made with feta wrapped in phyllo, fried and served as it is for a vegetarian appetizer or with honey and sesame seeds.

Ingredients

  • 1 phyllo sheet
  • 2 pieces of feta about 8 x 10 x 1 cm around 80 grams
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil to wet phyllo and more to fry the parcels
  • 1 tsp honey to spread on top (optional)
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cut the phyllo sheet in the middle.
  2. Cut a rectangular piece of feta around 1 cm thick.
  3. Brush the phyllo with olive oil around the borders.
  4. Place the feta slice 3 - 4 centimetres below the top edge.
  5. Fold the top edge over the feta and brush it again with
    olive oil.
  6. Wrap the sides around the feta and brush again with olive
    oil.
  7. Fold into a parcel.   At this stage you can bake them in the oven or
    fry them in olive oil.
  8. Heat the olive oil on medium heat and place the feta with
    the wrapped edges facing down, in the olive oil.
  9. Fry until golden brown and then turn it over and fry it on
    the other side as well.
  10. Serve while hot with some honey and some sesame seeds on
    top.

Notes

If you make more than you need, wrap each one in cling film and store in the freezer.



Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 257Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 13mgSodium 192mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 3g

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Kyle Stephen

Sunday 1st of March 2015

I love to taste this Crispy Phyllo Wrapped Feta. Thanks for the recipe.

Shannon

Thursday 19th of February 2015

I will definitely have to try this. I love feta! I especially like that it looks so easy to make. Can it really be made in 10 minutes? Seems too fast. haha

Angie

Thursday 19th of February 2015

These filo feta wraps look divine!

Anna of Stuffedveggies

Thursday 19th of February 2015

This looks really delicious & amazing! And, it looks "do-able," too! : )

Ivy

Thursday 19th of February 2015

Yes Anna, it's very easy to make.

Rosa

Thursday 19th of February 2015

Irresistibly scrumptious!

Cheers,

Rosa

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