Feta Saganaki With a Sesame-Seed Crust

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Chef Kate

A Meze from Diana Kochilis' book, "Mezes." This is a saganaki with a twist.

Top Review by UmmBinat

Very salty but it is still worth a try. The crust the sesame seeds make is absolutely delicious. Served with freshly squeezed lemon and rice crackers along with a zucchini soup for a light, late night meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. The feta should be a rectangular, not triangular, piece.
  2. Cut it into four 1/2-inch slices and cut each slice into quarters to get bite-sized rectangles.
  3. Beat the egg lightly in a shallow bowl. Spread the sesame seeds onto a large plate. Dip the cheese in the egg and then in the sesame seeds.
  4. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large, heavy, nonstick skillet.
  5. Place about 6 of the cheese pieces in the skillet, and sauté over medium-high heat.
  6. As soon as the feta begins to soften, flip it over to brown on the other side.
  7. Remove and serve hot.
  8. Repeat with the remaining feta and sesame seeds.

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