Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe was adopted during the Great Adoption Feb 2005. It was picked by the Greek Cooking forum as a recipe to try out. Below you will find their comments. Thank you, ladies!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 lb kefalotyri (other frying cheese is welcome)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 eggs
  • salt and pepper


  1. Place some butter in a round frying pan and allow to melt, be sure to heat very well.
  2. Take the kefalotiri and cut it into chunks, then place the pieces into the pan.
  3. When the pieces are brown on one side turn over to the other side and fry lightly.
  4. Add the eggs to the fried cheese in the pan.
  5. Add salt and pepper.
  6. Cook on a low heat till the eggs are done.
Most Helpful

A more autentic way to make this is to cut the cheese into wedges,dip in the beaten egg coat with lightly seasoned flour& put on a lines cookie sheet & freeze the cheese. This can be done at the time the cheese is bought & have it ready for when to mood strikes you. To cook heat some olive oil in a heavy skillet. When it is sizzling carefully lay the frozen cheese wedges into the skillet. Lets one side brown throughly to a medium brown then turn over carefully an fry other side. Freezing the cheese allows it to get brown & crispy on the outside, warm & melted on the inside. Serve with crusty french bread


Oh, wonderful! I love this! No kefalotyri, used a combo of reggiano and queso frier. This is SO good!

Queen Dragon Mom May 03, 2005

Prepared this omelette style with a ratio of 1/2 T. olive oil and 1/2 T. butter and I, too cut the recipe in half. Used halloumi sliced up for the cheese and it was my first time cooking with it. Although the cheese spread out a little with frying, it maintained its shape.(All praise to the Greek chese gods.) The cheese is so salty that I omitted the salt in the recipe. Added a sprinkling of fresh chopped Greek oregano from the garden to the top of each serving for nice contrast .It's official: our kitty is half Greek, half French. Once she got a whiff of my cooking this morning with anything dairy she was a demanding little feline. Kitty loves feta and Stilton bleu cheese and now add to the list halloumi. She takes after her mama. ;)

COOKGIRl April 17, 2005