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
  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.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
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