Saganaki (fried Cheese) Greek Style

Total Time
15mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is wonderful to serve as an appetizer, serve lots of lemon wedges and I like crisp Pita Bread Pieces. If you cannot get the Greek cheese you may in a pinch use Italian Provolone - I had to use this because I didn't plan far enough ahead to get the good Greek Cheese. Evelyn/Athens posted a link to this recipe (off Zaar) and when I searced Recipezaar I could not find one like this. Thanks Evelyn. The recipe is simple and very good.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cut the cheese into strips 2 " wide and 1/2" thick.
  2. Place strips one by one under the cold water tap and coat lightly with flour, set aside until you have dredged all the strips.
  3. Heat oil in a heavy skillet and pan fry the cheese, turn once until golden brown on both sides.
  4. Remove dab with paper towels and serve immediately with lemon wedges.

Reviews

(4)
Most Helpful

I had to use the provolone but was so happy with the results. Yum. =)

Susie D September 30, 2005

This is my favorite way to make Saganaki. So tasty. Its Cypriot as well as I use haloumy (haloom in Arabic) cheese and cut them a slight bit thinner. A very tasty meze we eat for breakfast with bread or rice crackers to be gluten free!

UmmBinat September 25, 2010

I used kasseri. I ate it all. My tummy hurts.

COOKGIRl September 29, 2005

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