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Classic Saganaki With Olives And Lemon


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  • 1 package kasseri cheese or Pecorino Romano - (8 oz) cut 1/2"-thick
  • rectangular slices
  • All-purpose flour as needed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil - (about)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
  • Tomato wedges
  • Pita wedges
  • Kalamata olives


Servings 4


Step 1

Rinse cheese slices under cold water (do not pat dry). Coat with flour. Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat until almost smoking. Add cheese and cook until beginning to brown, about 1 minutes per side. Transfer to plates.

Squeeze lemon over cheese; sprinkle with oregano and pepper. Serve with tomatoes, pita and olives.

This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings.

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