Crispy Feta With Lemon

Crispy Feta With Lemon

Crispy Feta With Lemon

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) package block feta, preferably not in brine
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Flaky salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Red-pepper flakes, for serving
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
  • Crackers or toasted baguette slices, for serving
  • Nutritional Information
      • Nutritional analysis per serving (16 servings)

        54 calories; 4 grams fat; 2 grams saturated fat; 0 grams trans fat; 1 gram monounsaturated fat; 0 grams polyunsaturated fat; 2 grams carbohydrates; 0 grams dietary fiber; 0 grams sugars; 1 gram protein; 14 milligrams cholesterol; 113 milligrams sodium

    Note: The information shown is DiningAndCooking.com’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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Preparation

  1. Cut the feta in 1/4-inch-thick slices, then cut each rectangular slice in half crosswise to form two squares. You should end up with about 16 squares. Transfer the squares to a paper towel on your cutting board and pat dry.
  2. In a large shallow bowl or rimmed plate, stir together the cornstarch and sesame seeds. Working with one at a time, gently coat the feta on both sides with the cornstarch mixture.
  3. In a large, nonstick skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the feta in a single layer and cook until golden-brown, about 1 minute. Using a spatula, gently flip and cook until golden-brown on the other side. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle with flaky salt, black pepper and red-pepper flakes. Serve warm with crackers or toasted baguette slices, with lemon wedges alongside for squeezing on top.

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