Feta psiti (Spicy baked feta)

    12 min

    This traditional Greek meze could not be easier to make, yet it always impresses guests! All you need is a block of feta and some crushed red chillies. This is also great made on the barbecue wrapped in foil. Serve with good crusty bread.


    Greater London, England, UK
    37 people made this

    Serves: 3 

    • 1 (200g) packet feta cheese
    • 2 to 4 tablespoons red chilli flakes
    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • 1 pinch dried oregano

    Prep:2min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:12min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    2. Place the feta in a small baking dish. Drizzle with oil. Liberally sprinkle the chillies over the feta, and sprinkle over oregano.
    3. Bake until the feta is heated through and soft, about 10 minutes.

    On the barbecue...

    This is just as simple to prepare on the barbecue. Sprinkle the chillies on all sides on the block of feta and wrap with aluminium foil, making a parcel. Pierce the foil so that the water from the feta can escape, and place on the cooking grate over hot coals for at least 10 minutes.


    Feta psiti (Spicy baked feta)
    Feta psiti (Spicy baked feta)

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    Reviews in English (38)


    Lovely, I mixed fresh chopped chilli with the olive oil and Greek oregano and drizzled that over, went great with lemon chicken and potatoes.  -  27 Dec 2015


    I love baked feta, and was really looking forward to trying this recipe out, and I was definitely not disappointed. The balance of salt from the cheese, spice from the chilies, and the herbal aroma of the oregano hit the spot. But... I gave it three stars because although I enjoyed it, the flavour was a bit plain. I added some crushed garlic, and a bit of rosemary, and felt the recipe was better rounded for the changes. But since I am judging on the recipe as it, it was just a bit of a single note, so only three stars.  -  27 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is simple, yet AMAZING. I don't know what that other guy was talking about, there are no additional flavors needed. Maybe he had some cheap/bad feta or an unrefined palette. Anyway, I just can't say enough about how wonderful this recipe is. When I ate it with my husband and our three year old child, we all could not stop discussing how wonderful it was with our friends for the next week. Here's a little tip: follow the recipe exactly, add nothing. It is PERFECT.  -  22 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)