Roasted Feta with Homemade Pita Chips
This roasted feta cheese is a showstopping—but easy—appetizer or snack. Serve with homemade pita chips (much tastier than buying!) and a selection of olives.
Serves 4 – 8
Ingredients for the Roasted Feta:
2 8 oz. blocks of Greek feta cheese, patted dry
Extra virgin olive oi
1 tablespoon of honey
Fresh thyme leaves, about a tablespoon
Preparation: Preheat oven to 400F/200C. Pat dry the blocks of feta cheese and put in a small oven-proof ceramic dish. If you don’t have a ceramic dish, use a small pan lined with parchment paper so you can transfer to a dish afterward.
Put the feta in the dish and cover with good olive oil. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes until cheese is soft but not melted.
Preheat your boiler. Meanwhile, slowly heat the honey in the microwave—keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn. Spread the honey on top of the feta with a pastry brush. Put under the broiler for a few minutes until the top starts to turn brown—keep an eye on it or it can burn!!
When it comes out of the oven, sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves and freshly cracked black pepper. Serve with homemade pita chips (below).
Ingredients for Pita Chips:
3 – 8 slices of pita bread (depending on how many people you are serving)
1/2 cup of olive oil
1 teaspoon of dried oregano (or thyme or even basil or all three!)
1 teaspoon of garlic salt
Preparation: Preheat oven to 400F/200C. Cut each pita pocket into 8 triangles and put them on oven-proof trays lined with parchment paper. Triangles should be in a single layer.
Mix together olive oil, dried herb(s), garlic salt, and ground pepper and brush the tops of each triangle with a pastry brush.
Baked for 6 – 10 minutes until lightly browned and crispy—keep an eye out.
Serve with roasted feta and a side of olives.