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Crunchy Feta 💚 Truly needs to be happening in your life right now…so so so good and so easy & looks impressive.

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Why You’ll Love Crunchy Feta

This pistachio crusted feta is gorgeous, and delicious. This is the perfect appetizer. It is so easy to make and it will be a crowd pleaser. The pistachio give it that crunchy element and it creates a lovely balance of textures with the creaminess of the feta.

Crunchy Feta

How To Prepare Crunchy Feta

🌿 First, mix the pistachio, panko and dash of oregano.

🧀 Secondly, pat dry the feta pretty well but carefully.

🥚 Pass the feta through the egg wash and completely coat in the pistachio mixture. Then, let sit in the fridge 15 minutes.

🔥 Preheat a pan with the olive oil until it hits 325F or the bottom of your wooden spoon lightly bubbles.

🌟 Fry the feta on both sides until golden, about 1.5-2 minutes per side.

🍯 Then, drizzle honey on top, add crushed red peppers and mint.

🍞 Lastly, enjoy with bread!

Substitutions and Variations

  1. You can use queso fresco or goat cheese instead of feta. It won’t have the same flavor profiles, but it works.
  2. The mint can be easily swapped for your favorite herbs or which ever ones you have on hand.
  3. You can also leave the crushed red peppers out, if you don’t want that spicy touch.
  4. You can use walnuts or any other nuts of your choice instead of pistachio.
Crunchy Feta

Chef Nadia’s Tip

Make sure you pat dry the feta well, but very carefully so it doesn’t break.

Crunchy Feta

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Common Questions

What feta do you use?

I use Athenos feta.

What can I use instead of feta?

You can use queso fresco or goat cheese instead. It won’t have the same flavor profiles, but it works just as well.

What can I use instead of pistachio?

You can use any nuts of your choice, such as walnuts.

Crunchy Feta

By Nadia Aidi
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Crunchy Feta 😍 Truly needs to be happening in your life rn…so so so good and so easy but looks impressive.

Ingredients 

  • 8 oz block of feta, 1 block
  • 1/3 cup pistachios, crushed
  • 2 tbsp panko
  • Dash of oregano
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • Olive oil, about 1/4 inch on the pan
  • Honey, to taste, for topping
  • Crushed red peppers, to taste, for topping
  • Fresh mint, to taste, for topping

Directions 

  • First, mix the pistachio, panko and dash of oregano.
  • Secondly, pat dry the feta pretty well but carefully.
  • Pass the feta through the egg wash and completely coat in the pistachio mixture. Then, let sit in the fridge 15 minutes.
  • Preheat a pan with the olive oil until it hits 325F or the bottom of your wooden spoon lightly bubbles.
  • Fry the feta on both sides until golden, about 1.5-2 minutes per side.
  • Then, drizzle honey on top, add crushed red peppers and mint.
  • Lastly, enjoy with bread!

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 91mg, Sodium: 699mg, Potassium: 165mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 341IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 306mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American

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