Feta Filo Parcels
Those around me know that not only do I love designing the perfect kitchens; I also love putting them to good use with my passion for cooking. Getting creative in the kitchen and sharing it with everyone is truly my favourite past time!
I want to invite you on a food journey with me in this beautiful space that our design team created alongside Furtado Contracting, a place we like to call: “East Pender – Hastings Sunrise”.
With its white cabinetry and beautiful quartz counters, this space had me dreaming of sweet smells on the Greek Islands inspiring me to make my famous appetizer; Feta & Filo parcels. This dish is currently trending in restaurants all over Greece. Not only is it simple to make, it’s aesthetically pleasing and absolutely delish! Follow the steps below I promise you will not be disappointed.
Feta Filo – Appetizer
Servings 4-6. One sheet of pastry will make two Feta & Filo Parcels.
- One sheet of Puff Pastry – I like to use Tenderflake. A box comes with two sheets
- Feta – I chose a decent type of Goat Feta, but not the most expensive. I buy my Feta from Parthenon Supermarket in Vancouver. I asked their helpful staff to cut me two pieces ¾” thick. It seems to be easier for them to slice it for me, as they have the knives for the job!
- ¼ Cup Flour – for dusting the countertops & puff pastry.
- 1 Tablespoon EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
- 3 Tablespoons Honey – Drizzle to taste.
- Cinnamon – Sprinkle to taste.
- 1/3 Cup Pistachios & Walnuts – crushed
Five Easy Steps:
Prep your surface by dusting flour onto a clean countertop. We had the pleasure of working on this beautiful LG Quartz Countertop in Muse
1.Unwrap one sheet of puff pastry. Lay it out and begin rolling it out from its long side with a rolling pin. You want it thin enough so that has grown in length and width about 25%. This will help the cooking process.
2.With a knife, slice the puff pastry sheet in half. Take one of slice of ¾” feta and place it in the middle of the pastry sheet. Create a parcel by folding the pastry to cover the feta. Dampen the edges of the folded pastry with a little bit of water and pinch down with a fork or your fingers to secure the feta in the parcel.
3.Heat a cast iron skillet or a non-stick pan over medium heat with the olive oil. Once the oil has warmed place the feta parcel in the pan. Using a spatula, take a peak on the cooking side. Once it’s golden brown, flip it over. Now here’s the tricky part… Using tongs and a spatula for reinforcement, stand the parcel on all it’s narrow sides for the puff pastry to cook. If this seems to be too difficult, you can finish this dish in the oven. As the feta warms up, it becomes more tricky to stand the parcel on its edges. is harder to stand on each side. This cooking process shouldtake approximetly 5 minutes .
4.Once your parcels are golden brown transfer to a serving plate. Drizzle with honey, add the crushed nut topping on the center of the parcel and sprinkle with cinnamon to taste!
5.Slice the Feta & Filo parcels into 3 or 4 strips using a pizza slicer or a large sharp knife. Sit back relax and enjoy this mouth-watering Greek Goodness!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! You can follow our kitchen adventures on Instagram @designsby_ks , Houzz, Facebook & Pinterest “Designs by Katerina & Silvie” as well as our website www.designsbyks.com for more pictures from this beautiful “East Pender” project visit our gallery.
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