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Spicy Baked Feta (Feta Psiti)

Spicy Baked Feta (Feta Psiti)

  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
Diana Moutsopoulos

Diana Moutsopoulos

This is such an easy appetizer that never fails to impress! People are familiar with feta, but this traditional Greek way of preparing is not as well known. The salty/sour taste of the feta offsets the heat of the chili flakes - so don't be afraid to load them on! Serve with crusty bread or toast.

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  • Calories:
  • 186 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 15.3 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 5g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 635 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Place the feta in an ovenproof baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil. Cover liberally with pepper flakes, and sprinkle with oregano.
  3. Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven until feta is soft, about 10 minutes.
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wsf
59

wsf

10/27/2008

I love baked feta, and was really looking forward to trying this recipe out, and I was definitely not disappointed. The balance of salt from the cheese, spice from the chilies, and the herbal aroma of the oregano hit the spot. But... I gave it three stars because although I enjoyed it, the flavour was a bit plain. I added some crushed garlic, and a bit of rosemary, and felt the recipe was better rounded for the changes. But since I am judging on the recipe as it, it was just a bit of a single note, so only three stars.

jennyp
46

jennyp

12/22/2008

This recipe is simple, yet AMAZING. I don't know what that other guy was talking about, there are no additional flavors needed. Maybe he had some cheap/bad feta or an unrefined palette. Anyway, I just can't say enough about how wonderful this recipe is. When I ate it with my husband and our three year old child, we all could not stop discussing how wonderful it was with our friends for the next week. Here's a little tip: follow the recipe exactly, add nothing. It is PERFECT.

Diana Moutsopoulos
43

Diana Moutsopoulos

3/3/2011

This is a traditional recipe that you'll find in tavernas and mezedopoleio (meze restaurants) all over Greece. The simple flavors and preparation should be savored! I wouldn't add anything else to this recipe, as the contrast between salty/sour and spicy, as well as the creamy texture of the baked feta, are quite enough to make a great little dish! Note that feta doesn't 'melt' the way most cheeses do, so you will fine that the slice of feta will hold its shape. It won't be spreadable either. But it should be soft and bubbly throughout. You'll want to serve right away, because the feta will harden as it cools. Enjoy!

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