Boiled Feta with honey is something I came up with last night after thinking about Saganaki. Saganaki is a Greek Dish, it’s fried cheese that’s normally drizzled with some lemon juice. I had tried Saganaki at a Greek restaurant and I thought that it was going to be boiled feta with honey. I didn’t know prior to trying it that it was basically just fried cheese. Saganaki is delicious, but it’s not as good as boiled feta with honey. I think I wanna try making my own Saganaki, but drizzle it with honey. Don’t get me wrong, Saganaki is delicious, but I prefer sweet and savory dishes. Plus, this is way healthier than frying the cheese. Haha.
Boiled Feta with honey is delicious. But then again, who doesn’t love cheese? I know so many people are transitioning to the vegan lifestyle, which I respect so much. But, I love cheese so much! I haven’t quite found a vegan cheese alternative that tastes as good as fresh cheese. Well, no, Kite Hill’s Almond Ricotta is phenomenal.
Can you believe that I didn’t like feta cheese for awhile? I didn’t like feta cheese due to the fact I had tried some disgusting dry versions in the grocery store. I became a fan of feta cheese after trying feta fries at a greek restaurant. The feta cheese was melty and tasted so salty, and the acidity from the tomatoes complimented the feta cheese so well. After trying the feta fries, I became obsessed! I still think that goat cheese is way better though. I’m not exactly a fan of feta cheese on my beloved avocado toast.
How to make Boiled Feta With Honey:
Believe it or not, boiled feta with honey is so easy to make. This recipe is probably the fastest recipe on my site. First it took me 3 minutes to prepare the feta cheese and drizzle it with honey and my spices. Then, I boiled it at 500 degrees for 15 minutes. The reason I boiled the cheese for 15 minutes is due to the fact I wanted the feta to be a little burned. And besides, doesn’t everyone else love a little char on their cheese? No, just me? Ha.
Also, I want to recommend that you use fresh feta cheese! There are a few brands of feta cheese that are absolutely disgusting. I always aim for the cheeses that are not by name brands in grocery stores.
Lastly, please remember that you don’t have to crumble the cheese if you don’t want to! I crumbled the cheese before baking due to the size of my ramekin. My ramekin was really small and it didn’t have enough space in it to fit the entire block. I saved the other half of the feta cheese for other recipes!
What to serve with Boiled Feta With Honey:
It should be noted that I served this boiled feta with just plain ol french bread. I’d like to add that this is a snack. If I would be serving this dish for dinner, I would pair it with a nice little salad and some grilled lamb. This also would work amazingly with some roasted tomatoes and eggplant! Please let me know if you will be making this and let me know what you served it with!
Another way that I would serve this dish is with a charcuterie plate! I think that instead of using blocks of cheese to serve with your meats, this would be a nice switch up! I think that dish would be perfect with bacon or prosciutto! It’s screaming for some delicious pork.
I would also like to mention that you can serve this with vegetables as well! I want to try eating this boiled feta with honey with some carrots and zucchini. This is a nice snack to pack for lunch as well, since it reheats nicely! Or, you can eat it cold!
- Preheat your oven to 500 degrees F or turn on your boiler.
- Spray a ramekin with Spanish Olive Oil Cooking Spray. Crumble 1/2 of a block of feta cheese and add it to the ramekin. Drizzle with honey and add your herbs de provence.
- Bake the cheese for 15 minutes!
- Serve immediately when done.
- Do not add salt, feta cheese is already salty! It’s unnecessary and will make this super salty.
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