March 27, 2022 by Arden Montgomery
Sesame Seed Fried Feta
Pair this Sesame Seed Fried Feta with 2009 Domaine Bohn AOC Alsace Lieu-Dit Schieferberg Chapelle Oberhagel Riesling.
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There’s nothing better to have in your back pocket than a recipe you can plop on any cheeseboard for easy-entertaining that is sure to impress and spark conversation. This Sesame Seed Fried Feta is just that. Although it take a small amount of preparation, it can be done ahead of time and warmed up in the oven just before serving. Be sure to find a softer or creamier feta like a French feta as it is less briny and softer than others.
- One block of French feta
- 1/2 cup white or golden sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup black sesame seeds
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 cup flour
- Hanadful of fresh mint leaves
- 1 tblsp. Honey
- Olive Oil
- 1/4 cup Sunflower Oil
Whisk the eggs in one bowl, place the flour in another, and combine the sesame seeds in an even layer on a baking sheet. Place the block of feta in the bowl with the flour and cover all sides. You don’t need to worry about it being totally covered. It’s better to have a thin, sheer layer of flour than a thick one. From there, dip the block of feta into the egg mixture on all sides and then let any excess drip off back into the bowl. Transfer the block of feta to the baking sheet with the sesame seeds and pat the feta against the seeds to cover all sides with an even layer of both black and golden/white sesame seeds. If you need to add or sprinkle some more seeds to completely cover the block of feta that’s fine too!
Heat the sunflower oil in a skillet. Once the oil is heated, add the block of feta and brown on all sides. This will take about 1-2 minutes a side and may vary based on your skillet. You essentially want those white sesame seeds to turn golden or that layer of egg/flour/seed to brown and start to harden while the feta begins to soften. Remove the feta from the skillet when ready and place onto clean baking sheet if you know you will need to warm it up later, or place directly onto you cheeseboard or plate for serving. Before serving, drizzle with honey, olive oil and garnish with fresh mint leaves!
Enjoy by cutting into the feta with a cheese knife and spreading the fried feta on a cracker or enjoy on it’s own! This fried feta would also be fun added to a salad or placed on the center of a table as a side!