SAGANAKI (FRIED CHEESE) GREEK STYLE

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb krinos kefalograviera cheese or kasseri cheese or graviera cheese
  • flour (for dredging)
  • ½ cup olive oil (or less)
  • 2 lemons, cut into wedges

Directions

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

Notes

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.The recipe is simple and very good.

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 1,043.4

Total Fat 89.8 g

Saturated Fat 29.1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat 6.6 g

Monounsaturated Fat 49.7 g

Cholesterol 131.7 mg

Sodium 910.2 mg

Potassium 184.4 mg

Total Carbohydrate 31.4 g

Dietary Fiber 3.4 g

Sugars 1.8 g

Protein 32.9 g

Categories: Appetizer  Dairy 

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