Phyllo wrapped feta, drizzled with honey and sesame seeds is one of the most popular dishes in Greece. Everyone knows about Greek flaming cheese…. well, in my opinion, this dish is much better. I love food that brings out both savory and sweet, and this is the perfect example of that. In Greece, I would consider this a snack, but here I would serve it as an appetizer or a dessert. The crunchy, salty, sweet and nutty flavors compliment each other perfectly. The perfect dish to impress your guest! With only a few ingredients this takes 30 mins to make.
- 3 Sheets of phyllo dough
- 8 oz piece of feta , sliced in a large piece
- Greek honey
- Sesame seeds, Black and white are a good combination
- Olive oil
Cut the feta into a good size square piece
Take one piece of phyllo dough at a time and brush it with olive oil, wrap it around the piece of cheese
Fold in each side, covering the feta side
Repeat the process with the remaining pieces of phyllo
Heat a frying pan - medium heat
Add the feta wrapped in phyllo and fry for 3 to 6 mins or until the phyllo is golden brown
Place the cheese on a paper towel to absorb the extra olive oil
Drizzle with honey and sesame seeds
Tip: Keep the phyllo dough moist by covering it with a damp towel. Lower the heat if you think it is browning the phyllo to quickly, the cheese will needs to heat up and start to melt. I love using Greek honey, but using local honey is just as amazing. Visit your local farmers market!