Filo parcels with feta and honey
These deep-fried feta parcels are a great hand-around dish at a party. If your guests are fans of the irresistible trilogy of salt, sweet and crunch (who isn’t?), you will make them very happy indeed with this one.
For the dip
- 1 small fresh red chilli, finely sliced
- sprigs fresh coriander
To make the dip, mix together all the ingredients in a bowl.
Place the feta on folded kitchen paper and press down lightly with more paper to absorb as much of the excess liquid as possible. Cut into eight rectangles.
Cut the filo sheets in half widthways. Place a feta cube at the short end of each filo slice. Roll up the filo around the feta until around three-quarters of the way along its length. Fold in the sides and complete the roll, using a little oil to seal the end.
Heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan or deep-fat fryer until 180C, using a thermometer to check that it doesn’t overheat. (CAUTION: hot oil can be dangerous. Do not leave unattended.)
Using tongs, carefully add the parcels one at a time. Cook for 2 minutes, then turn over and cook on the other side for 2 minutes more, or until golden-brown and crisp. Drain the parcels on a plate lined with kitchen paper.
Place on a serving plate, sprinkle with finely sliced red chilli and coriander. Serve with the chilli and coriander dip.