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Recipes to use up poor quality feta?

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I bought feta for the first time today. Unfortunately I hate the one I bought. It's called "Treasure Cave" and has an unappealing dry, powdery texture. When I was buying it, I didn't realize that it was not real feta but rather the equivalent of that powdery parmesan in the canister with the green top. Anyway, I don't want to waste the whole tub. Any ideas for what to do with it?

There are some good-sounding ideas in this thread:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/880066
Do any of these seem like they might be able to disguise the texture of my feta?

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Add some to ricotta for a filling, like a spanikopita (yeah, not sure how that's spelled), or a pasta shell or something.
    Or add to a cheese ball/log.

    1. Blend with yogurt,olive oil ,lemon, herbs such as oregano or dill and maybe some capers and use on salad or just vegetables. I had it today with green beans and potato. I'm going to drizzle some on an eggplant wrap.

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      1. re: scunge

        What's the final consistency like? I'm going to try this!

        1. re: cheesecake17

          As thick or thin as you like.......exactly weezieduzzit !!!! had a lamb patty myself tonight .

      2. Fry some brussels sprouts, toss with a (preserved) lemon vinagrette, chiffonade of mint, and sprinkle some of that feta on top.

        1. Lamb burgers

          1. I would be tempted to take it back for a refund.

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            1. re: MrsJonesey

              Thanks everyone! I did what scunge suggested and blended it with yogurt, olive oil, lemon, mint, and dill. It was great - so much good stuff in there that the feta was disguised, but still lent some flavor and protein (and salt!) I served it over sliced tomatoes and cucumbers. Very successful!

              1. re: MrsJonesey

                I thought about taking it back, but decided against it because it didn't seem like the product was defective. It wasn't spoiled or expired or anything. I just don't happen to like it, and didn't feel like that was grounds for a refund.

              2. Put it in burritos and serve it to 18 year old boys?

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                1. re: tim irvine

                  Ha! Good one.

                2. Try making papara. Cut up your old baguette into bite sized pieces and toss into a pan with oil or butter. Once they're toasted, and a bit of garlic and saute for a few seconds. Add a bit of water and cover. Remove cover when bread has softened and add crumbled feta toss and remove from heat. It's a nice savory breakfast!

                  1. Life's too short -- toss the crap.

                    1. Maybe in an omelet, with tomato, black olive and spinach?

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