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Toasted Feta with Spicy Marinated Olives

Wisconsin Cheese Toasted Feta with Spicy Marinated Olives Recipe
Active Time
30 Minutes
Servings
Makes
1 1/2 Dozen

Ingredients

Toasted Feta:

Marinated Olives:

Cheese

Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Feta can be used in this recipe.

Instructions

Toasted Feta:

  1. Halve feta horizontally into 2 1/2-inch thick blocks. Cube blocks into about 18 cubes, about 1-inch each. 
  2. Whisk the egg, flour and water in shallow, medium bowl. Place bread crumbs in another shallow, medium bowl. Dip feta cubes, a few pieces at time, into egg mixture. Then coat with bread crumbs; place on plate. Cover and refrigerate.

Marinated Olives:

  1. Warm olive oil in a Dutch oven over low heat. Add garlic, orange zest and fennel; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant. Stir in olives and red pepper flakes. Cook and stir for 1 minute longer. Transfer olives to a serving bowl. Wipe out pan.
  2. Remove feta from refrigerator. Pour a thin layer of canola oil in the bottom of the same pan; warm over medium heat until hot. (Test by sprinkling a few bread crumbs into pan. They should sizzle.) Carefully, fry 8-10 feta cubes in oil for 1-2 minutes or until cubes begin to brown. Flip cubes; cook for 1-2 minutes longer or until golden brown. 
  3. Remove feta cubes to a serving platter; season lightly with sea salt. Repeat with remaining feta cubes, adding additional oil as necessary. Serve immediately with olives.
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