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whipped feta with crispy potatoes in speckled bowl

Whipped Feta With Crispy Potatoes

  • Author: Quin Liburd
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 40m
  • Total Time: 50m
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Appetizers & Snacks
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This whipped feta with crispy potatoes is one heck of an appetizer, y’all! Creamy, flavorful, and salty whipped feta paired with crispy roasted garlic butter potatoes. The flavors here are unreal- everyone will be licking their fingers clean!


Ingredients

Scale

For the whipped feta:

  • 8 ounces (block-style) plain feta cheese, crumbled, and at room temperature
  • 4 ounces full-fat (block-style) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon pure honey
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the crispy potatoes:

  • 1 lb gold baby potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • fresh dill, as garnish (or alternate herb of choice)

Instructions

For the whipped feta:

  1. In a high-powdered food processor or blender, combine the feta, cream cheese, lemon juice, honey, crushed garlic cloves, and black pepper. Pulse together until the mixture is completely smooth and creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides of the vessel, as needed. Then set the whipped feta aside.

For the crispy potatoes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil or use cooking spray to lightly coat and then set aside.
  2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat and then add in the potatoes. Boil the potatoes for about 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender when pierced.
  3. Drain the potatoes and spread them onto the prepared baking sheet. Use a fork/potato masher or the bottom of a glass to gently press down onto the potatoes to smash them open a bit.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the butter, olive oil, and minced garlic together and stir to combine. Evenly drizzle the mixture (or use a pastry brush) over the potatoes. Toss together to fully coat. Note: feel free to season the potatoes with salt/pepper, to taste.
  5. Roast the potatoes until golden brown and crispy, about 20-25 minutes or until desired crispiness level is achieved.
  6. Add the whipped feta into a bowl or spread it onto a serving platter and top/pair alongside the crispy garlic potatoes. Garnish with fresh dill and a few cracks of freshly ground black pepper, if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. Please read the blog post in its entirety for more tips + tricks.
  2. Storing: keep the whipped feta stored inside of an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Best served at room temperature.

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