This is one of those recipes that you will make when you want something a bit crunchy, a bit salty and yes- a bit starchy. Obviously this is not something you have everyday, but these feta-phyllo bites are excellent as an accompaniment with wine instead of just cheese and crackers. It reminds of these little tiropitakia (little cheese pies) my grandmother used to make. She would actually fry them, yes you heard me, mini fried cheese pies – and they were always gone within the day. These here are a lot simpler though, all you need are three ingredients: cheese, phyllo and olive oil. And trust me, they are delicious.
Just roll small pieces of feta in a strip of phyllo, and lightly fry in olive oil just for a couple of minutes. These are not deep fried, but fried just enough to get the phyllo crunchy. You serve them as is or I also like placing a few on top of a green salad.
Photo by Elena Paravantes