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Air Fryer Sesame Crusted Feta

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Our air fryer sesame crusted feta is a total game changer. This super simple recipe is always a win for our whole family — and now it can be a win for you too! Using just three main ingredients, we’re air frying some feta cheese cubes and serving them with a delicious honey garnish. It’s hard to believe something so straightforward could be THIS good. 

This crispy fried feta recipe is perfect and we can’t wait to tell you why we love it and how to make it!

Why we love air fryer sesame crusted feta

We are so in love with this recipe and you can probably guess why. If you have been making our recipes for a while then you know that we are obsessed with our air fryer. It is the easiest way to cook, and the results are always phenomenal.

Feta is also one of our favorite cheeses – so it’s no surprise we love this recipe so much. We find that this simple recipe is a great mixture of flavors and textures. Sesame crusted feta makes for an interesting side dish or snack to tide you over between meals. It’s also really great if you’re looking for an appetizer that’s satisfying and unique!

What we really love about these feta squares is how the natural flavors of the feta are enhanced with the sesame and the honey drizzled over it. And they’ve got a perfect crunch thanks to the air fryer!

What air fryer sesame crusted feta tastes like

If you have had feta before, then you can probably imagine what this tastes like. The tangy and slightly salty flavors of the feta are the hero of this recipe. It is a strong, and kind of funky taste, but we think it is absolutely divine. Just scroll down to the bottom of this post, and you will see we have handfuls of feta recipes here!

The strong flavor of the feta is enhanced by the nuttiness of the sesame seeds and counteracted by the sweetness of the honey. Plus, the crunchy sesame crusted feta cubes are creamy on the inside, crunchy on the outside, which is such a fun texture combination. Overall, this recipe tastes a lot like feta cheese does but is perfectly balanced by the sesame seeds and honey. 

What do you need to make sesame crusted feta?

All you really need for this recipe is an air fryer! If you have an air fryer, then you know that it is life changing. The convection air cooking helps to get that perfect crunchy texture on the outside, while maintaining the moisture on the inside of the feta cubes. Air frying is the perfect combination of baking and frying! You have the speed from deep frying, but like baking you only need a little bit of oil! 

If you don’t have an air fryer, don’t worry. You can absolutely still make this recipe! Just line the sesame crusted feta cubes on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 10 minutes, tossing them once halfway through. 

How to make air fryer sesame crusted feta

  1. Cut a block of feta cheese into 12 small squares.
  2. Whisk eggs in a bowl and drop the feta into egg mixture, turning over until each piece is thoroughly coated.
  3. On a plate, mix together black and white sesame seeds so they’re evenly dispersed.
  4. Cover each side of the feta cube entirely with a mixture of black and white sesame seeds.
  5. Place the sesame coated cubes in an air fryer and set at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  6. Serve with hot honey and pita chips, and enjoy!

Other delicious feta recipes you are going to enjoy!

Like we told you earlier we are obsessed with feta. It is creamy, yet firm and tangy – it is just so good. Here are some of our favorite feta recipes we have made here at Food Dolls:

  • Our Easy Feta Toast is just the most delightful snack! The cucumber and tomato topping is so refreshing, and it perfectly balances the creaminess of the feta.
  • Whipped Feta with Roasted Chickpeas and Tomatoes is one of our original whipped feta recipes. It is so thick and creamy, it makes for the best dip!
  • We are big fans of pizza, so of course we made a Whipped Feta Pizza!! It is the perfect weeknight dinner. Our entire family loves when we make this recipe.
  • For a low-carb, flavor packed dinner, look no further than our Whipped Feta Baked Chicken. It is one of our favorite chicken dishes, and we know it will become one of yours too!

Air Fryer Sesame Crusted Feta

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These cubed feta cheese bites are coated in sesame seeds and air fried until the outside is nice and crispy! Drizzle with hot honey to help balance out the flavors!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine middle eastern
Servings 12
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 16 oz feta cheese block
  • 3 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp hot honey

Instructions
 

  • Cut a block of feta cheese into 12 small squares.
  • Whisk egg in a bowl and drop the feta into egg mixture, turning over until each piece is thoroughly coated.
  • On a plate, mix together black and white sesame seeds so they’re evenly dispersed.
  • Cover each side of the feta cube entirely with a mixture of black and white sesame seeds.
  • Place in an air fryer and set at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Serve with hot honey and pita chips, and enjoy!

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Keyword air fryer feta cheese, feta cheese, feta cheese cubes, sesame crusted feta cheese
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