Saganaki Me Tyri Ke Avga (Fried Cheese With Eggs)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Straight out of my 'The best traditional recipes of Greek Cooking' that I brought home from Greece in 1990, with the exception of editing for standard measurements. Finally posting for ZWT9. NINE!


  1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Be careful not to burn or smoke.
  2. Mix 2 eggs with flour to make a paste.
  3. Divide the Gruyere cheese into portions, immerse each portion into water first, then into the egg and flour mixture, and fry it in heated oil until it becomes on both sides light brown in colour.
  4. Fry the remaining eggs separately in olive oil and serve them alongside the fried cheese.
Most Helpful

I served this for breakfast with some crusty bread and we loved it. I used half gruyere and half haloumi cheese. I served some Greek olives alongside. DH wants this again soon. Thanks for the recipe.

Pesto lover July 24, 2013