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Fried Cheese - {Saganaki}


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  • 1/2 pound kasseri cheese sliced 1/2" thick (use feta as alternative)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley leaves
  • Lemon wedges for garnish


Servings 4


Step 1

Dredge the cheese slices in flour, tap off any excess. Chill while oil heats.

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.

This recipe yields 4 appetizer servings.

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