Baked feta with honey is an easy appetizer baked to perfection in only 20 minutes. Tangy feta, wrapped in crispy phyllo and drizzled with sweet honey is a simple, yet satisfying combination.
Can anyone else believe 2020 is actually here?? I think I'm still in denial that we've started a new decade (anyone else still find themselves writing 2019?). The 2010s were a total whirlwind of change for me, it's hard to believe that decade is over. From graduating college to getting married, moving five times, traveling the world, starting a business, creating this blog, buying a house, and having a baby. I wonder what this next decade will have in store for us. Isn't it crazy where life can take you in ten years?
Anyhow, I've had these photos for this recipe saved for quite a while, and I've been dying to finally share them with you! This recipe is inspired by our Middle Eastern trip back in 2018. During our trip we stayed on the beautiful, picturesque island of Oia, Santorini. And of course, the foodie in me had to find some delicious Greek food for us during our visit. One night we decided to wander the streets until we came across a beautiful restaurant tucked away in an alleyway. That's where we had one of my favorite dishes in Greece: baked feta with honey.
It sounds so simple, but the flavors and textures had me feeling like Remy on Ratatouille (fun fact: that's one of my favorite movies). Tangy yet sweet, crispy yet smooth, baked feta drizzled with honey was definitely going on my list of favorites from our travels (along with hummus and pita bread). And obviously, it was a recipe that I needed to recreate at home!
Over a year later, I finally decided it was time to give baked feta a try. The funny thing about this recipe is that I actually tried to fry the feta first...I swear the feta we had in Grece was fried. So I decided to give that a try. But...I think I must've used too much oil, as the phyllo dough just fell off the block of feta when I put it in the hot oil. It was a sad, sad mess to see a beautiful block of feta ruined.
I must be a bit of a rookie, of a sleep-deprived mama, because for some reason I thought fried feta was supposed to be fried in several inches of hot oil like you would with other fried foods. Although, that definitely wasn't the case with fried feta. Oops! So, learning from my mistake, and in fear of ruining the feta again, I decided to just try baking the feta instead. And friends, I'm happy to say that it turned out perfect! The feta seriously tasted exactly like how it did in Greece! The second time IS the charm!
If you've only ever had feta on salads or gyros, you don't know what you are missing out on. The feta, phyllo, honey combination is oh so dreamy, and it is the perfect dish to share (but I wouldn't blame you if you don't, wink, wink).