Saganaki - (Fried Cheese With Egg)

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Vnut-Beyond Redempt

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!


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

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.

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