Deep-fried Feta Cheese with Cranberry Sauce

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Easy to prepare and very tasty: Breaded and deep-fried Feta cheese served with a cranberry-ginger topping. The only trick is to make sure that the cheese is covered well with breading.


  • 2 blocks of Feta cheese (½ lb / 225g each)
  • ca. 1½ cups / 150g bread crumbs
  • 3 eggs
  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying
  • 12 oz / 350g fresh cranberries
  • 2 oz / 60g fresh ginger, peeled and cut into thin slices
  • ½ cup / 100g sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • ½ cup / 125ml port
  • ½ cup / 125ml water
  • zest of 1 orange
  • parsley as garnish


  1. Lightly whisk the eggs
  2. Cut the Feta chese into ½ in / ca. 1cm thick slices
  3. Bread the cheese slices by first covering them with egg and then dredging them in the breadcrumbs. Repeat 1-2 times until the cheese is well covered with breading. Set aside.
  4. Set heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add sugar and cook until lightly browned.
  5. Add sliced ginger. Cook until it starts to soften.
  6. Add cranberries and salt, cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add water and port wine. Cover and cook until the cranberry sauce is thick and smooth. Reduce heat after a few minutes.
  8. If the sauce is getting too thick, add a bit of water
  9. Deep-fry the feta cheese pieces until golden brown.
  10. Serve the deep-fried breaded feta topped with cranberry sauce and fresh parsley

Yields 4 servings

Preparation time ca. 45 minutes


Very pretty...and I imagine

Very pretty...and I imagine very tasty.%tra#

I gasped in excitement when I

I gasped in excitement when I saw this: deep-fried feta! And that sauce ain't no slouch either.

Can't wait to make this!

Thank you for sharing this fun recipe. What a great fall starter. I like the added ginger in the sauce. Mmmm!

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