Baked feta

I’m not going to bang on about this but I just want to encourage you to try baking feta, if you haven’t already. You’ll get some lovely chewy burnished edge bits and the warm centre stays firm, yet acquires an endearing wobble. I’d suggest eating it with some good flatbread and perhaps some olives. And maybe tabbouleh. And perhaps baba ganoush.

Baked feta

Get yourself a block of feta and put it in a small roasting tin. Add some robust herbs of your choice (I used thyme) and drizzle with olive oil. Add some pepper. Stick it in the oven at about 200C for 15 minutes. It should be golden at the edges and wobbly in the middle.

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29 thoughts on “Baked feta

  1. Crispy round the outside and wobbly in the middle! Oh man. Oh yes. That sounds positively sexy. I love frying/bbqing/grilling halloumi, but had never thought of baking feta. And good feta is one of my favourite cheeses to play with. And with baba ganoush… *drifts off into food filled reverie*

  2. Lush lush lush. Works quite well if you marinade the feta first too, like for a day in olive oil with garlic (natch) and the same herbs you’ve used. Also ricotta – but the flavour is obvs a bit weedy. Another cracker x

  3. Love this-how to do it on the barbie?
    Usually I interleave slices of feta with slices of squash, pepper, dot with butter and bake, the feta goes marshmallowy-delish!

  4. When I was little my mother was making crispy feta & egg breads, it is not an outsanding recipy or a culinary climax, rather a very simple & fast comfort food which reminds me the tranquillity of my childhood in sunny but cold winter days. You need:
    1 egg
    100/150gr of feta cheese
    parsley
    bread of your choice

    Preheat your oven to 180 C
    Put your feta cheese in a small bowl and crush it with a fork, until you get a pellety paste like consistency, add the egg and mix them well, it shouldn’t be too runny but more paste like, you can adjust the feta amount if necessary. Chop some parsley and add it to the mixture along with some ground pepper, dont add salt, feta cheese is very salty.
    Put your bread slices on the upper rack of your oven, toast only one side, when golden and crisp, take the bread out of the oven, flip them and spread your mixture on the non-toasted side, put them back in the oven, you can take them out when the color starts to change and there are small brown spots on the cheese, think of it like a pizza, that should help you to understand if they are done or not.

    Ps: Place some tinfoil on the lower rack of your oven as the excess mixture might drip.

  5. Oh dear, not a good idea to look at this first thing – now I’m hungry for baked cheese and it’s not even half past 10! Nightmare. Looks absolutely delish though – will have to give it a try!

  6. We love a good baked feta or baked ricotta. You’re right — the mix of still creamy center + the crunchy edge bits is wonderful. Great with toasted pita and some fresh tomato.

    Cheers,

    *Heather*

  7. This is so genius! The most simple cooking ideas are truly the best. I think I’d like a slab of this on a fresh bread roll with slow roasted tomato.

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