Recipe: Crispy Crumbed Feta with Tzatziki and Hot Honey

Crispy crumbed feta with tzatziki and hot honey
Crispy crumbed feta with tzatziki and hot honey


Want something stunning and totally delicious to serve up to your family and friends? Then this recipe by Chef Gary Guiney is it! Balls of creamy, salty cheese in a crispy crumb are served up with hot honey & tzatziki for a dish that people will just not get enough of – so let’s get cooking!

Ingredients (4 as starter/2 as main):

Feta Cheese Balls:

150g TS Foods Fresh Breadcrumbs 

200g Feta cheese

50g Grana Padano cheese

Splash of milk

190g plain flour

2 eggs,beaten

1 tsp of cracked black pepper


1 cucumber, peeled, halved & deseeded

400g Greek yogurt

1 lemon, juiced

2 garlic cloves, chopped

3 tbsp white wine vinegar

2 tbsp olive oil

Handful of mint leaves

Touch of salt & pepper

Hot Honey:

5 tbsp runny honey

Chilli flakes

Chopped fresh red chilli (optional)


  1. Crumble the feta into a bowl then add Grana Padano, cracked black pepper and splash of milk. Blend to combine and pop into the fridge for 1 hour (to help the cheese set to make it easier to mould).
  2. While the feta is setting, let’s make your tzatziki! Grate the cucumber and squeeze excess water from it with your hands. Then add all the ingredients into a bowl & and mix well – it’s that simple!
  3. Remove the feta mix from the fridge and mould into 16 small balls. Dredge each one in flour, then the beaten egg and finally the TS Foods Fresh Breadcrumbs.
  4. Pop some cooking oil (vegetable or sunflower is perfect) into a saucepan and bring to heat. Drop a few breadcrumbs into the oil: if they sizzle right away, your oil is ready! If not, heat for another minute or two and try again.
  5. Once the oil is hot enough, fry the cheese balls in batches until golden brown (around 2 mins). Place the fried cheese balls on some kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil.
  6.  For the hot honey, add the honey to a pan, sprinkle in a few chilli flakes (and diced red chilli if using). Cook for 1 min, until mixture is bubbling and remove from heat.
  7. Place your cooked feta balls on top of the fresh tzatziki and finish with your hot honey.


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