Saganaki tyri – Fried cheese

19 Sep Written by  Category The appetizers Tagged under
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One of the most popular starters in Greek traditional restaurants is saganaki tyri or saganaki. “Saganaki” is a small frying pan that is used to fry small portions, starters or meze.

“Meze” in Greek is a small starter which is used to come together with ouzo or a glass of wine. It is like the spanish tapas. Saganaki tyri is one of the most tasteful and easy to make meze – tapas and sometimes is also served inside the small frying pan.


  • one square slice of cheese (feta, kaseri or graviera) 0,5 to 1 cm and about 100gr 
  • lemon juice from ½ lemon
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • about 50 to 100gr flour to cover the slice of cheese


  1. Put some water in a small bowl and the flour on a plate
  2. Dip the slice of cheese in the water and then put it on the plate with flour and cover it with try to cover it. Repeat once so that there is plenty of flour stuck on the surface of the cheese slice.
  3. Fry the cheese slice for a couple of minutes from each side in a small frying pan with the olive oil in medium heat. When it has a golden color is ready.
  4. Add the lemon juice and serve immediately. The cheese will be melting and have a delicious taste.

Tips: You can cover the cheese with sesame. Instead of adding a second layer of flour after diping in water for a second time put the cheese slice on a plate with sesame and make a layer of sesame.

You can also add some honey on top instead of lemon juice or some some red pepper spoon sweet which is sweet and spicy.

Last modified on Saturday, 19 September 2015 19:53
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