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Judith Waddell | Central Texas EC

Don’t be daunted by the name! Fatal Feta is merely a dangerously delicious dip or spread, thanks to an impressive amount of garlic. A friend shared the recipe with Waddell years ago, and she’s been making it ever since. For even more of a kick, add a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes to the mix.

1 pound block feta cheese
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/3 cup plain yogurt
6–10 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
3 tablespoons olive oil

1. Coarsely grate the feta into a large mixing bowl. Add the cottage cheese, yogurt, garlic and olive oil, and stir thoroughly to combine.

2. Refrigerate 4–24 hours before serving.

3. Serve with crusty bread, like French or ciabatta.

Makes about 1 quart.

Cook’s Tip
Varieties of feta vary in salt content and texture. French feta tends to be on the creamy side; others tend to be more crumbly. Taste the variety you choose and adjust seasonings accordingly. Forcing garlic cloves through a press creates a particularly strong flavor; for milder results, mince the garlic with a knife.