A moment of silence for the best appetizer I’ve ever consumed. Made a lazy version of @halfbakedharvest Pan-Fried Brie with Olives and Honey and it is my new favorite thing to eat EVER!!!! I honestly have nothing to else to say. I simplified her recipe a bit, but I highly recommend following Tieghan if you don’t already. A damn genius.
Pan Fried Feta with Olives and Honey
- 1 Brie wheel
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 cup mixed olives pitted
- Zest from one lemon
- 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme + more to serve
- 2 tbsp honey
- Kosher salt & pepper to taste
- Bread and/or crackers to serve
Beat your egg in a wide, shallow bowl and add Panko to another shallow bowl. Coat the Brie wheel in the egg wash then add to the Panko mixture making sure all sides are fully coated. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Heat a skillet over medium heat and add 1/4 cup olive oil. Once hot, add the olives, chili flakes, thyme and lemon zest. Sauté for about 5 minutes then add the mixture to a bowl and set aside.
Add the rest of the olive oil and pan fry the Brie for about 5 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Place the Brie on a serving dish and top with the olive mixture. Top with honey, a pinch of kosher salt and lots of black pepper! Serve with fresh bread and crackers.