Recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton

Fried Cheese: Saganaki

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 16 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 6 min
  • Yield: 4 appetizer servings
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1/2 pound kasseri cheese, sliced 1/2-inch thick (use feta as alternative)

1 cup flour

1/4 cup olive oil

Freshly ground pepper

1/4 cup chopped parsley leaves

Lemon wedges, for garnish


  1. Dredge the cheese slices in flour, tap off any excess. Chill while oil heats.
  2. In a large non-stick skillet, heat oil over high heat, add the cheese slices and saute until golden brown on all sides, about 1 1/2 minutes on each side. Keep warm in oven while finishing next batches. Transfer cheese to platter, season with pepper, sprinkle with parsley, and finish with squeeze of lemon.