Pan Fried Feta With Hot Honey

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This Pan Fried Feta with hot honey and sun dried tomatoes is the perfect creamy and easy appetizer. This is also great to add to a charcuterie board. You will love this appetizer when entertaining or to enjoy on a date night. Pair it with toasted bread, pita chips, crackers and more.

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Why Make This Recipe

This pan fried feta is luscious, tastes very decadent but it’s a breeze to whip up when entertaining. This recipe can be made ahead and reheated. You can easily make this recipe gluten free. I love feta, and when it’s warmed with a crunchy crust it’s so addicting.

Ingredients Needed

Pan Fried Feta With Hot Honey ingredients in bowls on a counter.

Feta. High quality feta, one block.

Panko Breadcrumbs. Any breadcrumbs will work but panko are typically the most crunchy.

Seasoning. garlic powder, salt, italian seasoning, black pepper, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes.

Egg. For an egg wash.

Olive Oil. To pan sear the feta.

Sun Dried Tomatoes. In oil is best. This is for topping. They are optional.

Basil. Fresh basil.

Honey.

Lemon. Zest and 1 tsp of the juice.

Toasted bread, crackers or pita chips. For dipping.

Steps To Make This Recipe

Pan Fried Feta, breaded in a bowl.

Step One. Make the hot honey. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl or small jar. Set aside.

Step Two. Next prepare feta. Take block and gently lay on a plate. Pat dry with a paper towel. In a medium bowl, mix breadcrumbs and seasonings (garlic powder, italian seasoning, salt black pepper) together.

Step Three. Warm olive oil in a skillet or pan on medium high heat. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg. Dredge (dunk) the entire block of feta in the egg. Then quickly place it into the breadcrumb mixture. Be sure all sides of the feta is covered well. You can gently press the feta and breadcrumbs down onto the cheese.

Step Four. Once the olive oil is hot, turn heat to medium and place feta in oil. Cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until the breadcrumbs are browned and crispy.

Step Five. Place feta on serving dish while warm. Drizzle honey over it generously. Add basil, tomatoes, lemon zest and juice over the top and enjoy with pita, crackers or bread!

Pan Fried Feta up close on a white plate.

FAQ’s & Tips

Can I use regular breadcrumbs?

Yes, they will work great. Gluten Free breadcrumbs will also work.

Do I have to make the hot honey?

No, regular honey is just as tasty for this recipe.

Can I use something other than sun dried tomatoes?

Yes, fresh cherry tomatoes, chopped will also work.

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Pan Fried Feta on a plate with a fork.
5 from 3 votes

Pan Fried Feta

This Pan Fried Feta with hot honey and sun dried tomatoes is the perfect creamy and easy appetizer. This is also great to pair on a charcuterie board. 
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 10-12oz block of feta cheese
  • cup Panko bread crumbs, *see notes
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 5 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 3 tbsp chopped basil
  • ¼ cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • ½ tsp lemon juice

Hot Honey

  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ -1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions 

  • Make the hot honey. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl or small jar. Set aside. 
  • Next prepare feta. Take block and gently lay on a plate. Pat dry with a paper towel. In a medium bowl, mix breadcrumbs and seasonings (garlic powder, italian seasoning, salt black pepper) together.
  • Warm olive oil in a skillet or pan on medium high heat. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg together. Dredge (dunk) the entire block of feta in the egg wash. Then quickly place it into the breadcrumb mixture. Be sure all sides of the feta is covered well. You can gently press the feta and breadcrumbs down onto the cheese. 
  • Once the olive oil is hot, turn heat to medium and place feta on oil. Cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until the breadcrumbs are browned and crispy.
  • Place feta on serving dish while warm, drizzle honey over it generously. Add basil, tomatoes, lemon zest and juice over the top and enjoy with pita, crackers or bread! 

Notes

*Italian panko or gluten free breadcrumbs will also work. 

Nutrition

Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 484IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

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

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 275
Keyword: 15 minute, snacks
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Amazing idea. How could you go wrong with fried cheese and honey!

  2. 5 stars
    Made this for Thanksgiving and now making it again for a potluck tomorrow at work. It’s delicious and the flavors are great.