Feta & Honey Appetizer – Feed a Small Crowd in a Hurry

Appetizers with a minimum of prep and fuss that manage to elicit a collective cheer and plate scraping from those gathered rank about as high as bulldog puppies, really fresh spinach, white orchids, and baby belly laughs in my book of wonderful life things.  Credit goes where credit is due, but unfortunately I can’t remember where I initially saw a derivative of this recipe.  So you’ll just have to send all the thank you notes to me.

Feta and Honey Appetizer

Large block of good feta (I really like Valbreso, which is made from sheep’s milk)
Extra virgin olive oil
Freshly cracked black pepper
Good crackers

Preheat oven to 350.  Put a little olive oil in the middle of an oven-proof pan or dish. Place block of feta on the oil (cut the block into two large pieces if it’s more than 3 inches in width to start). Drizzle the block(s) with honey (as liberal as you want it), a little more olive oil, and grind on some black pepper. If you have truffle oil, feel free to add a bit to elevate the dish to an even higher level of amazingness.

Bake for about 10 minutes, keeping an eye on the honey to make sure it’s not smoking. Finish off under the broiler until the honey/oil/feta juices are bubbling and the edges of the feta block are beginning to turn brown.

Remove from oven, hit with another drizzle of honey, and serve with good crackers after letting it cool for a minute or two.  If you want to make it pretty, throw on a sprig of fresh rosemary before serving. Your guests will love you.


4 thoughts on “Feta & Honey Appetizer – Feed a Small Crowd in a Hurry

  1. Well, YUM. This would look so pretty in my yellow pottery pie plate, which has yet to see the bottom of a pie crust. All that remains to be seen is whether or not “good feta” can be found in my little town. If nothing else, I can bring the recipe with me to Chicago for Christmas! Thanks!

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