Saganaki

Saganaki

Saganaki is a really tasty of fried cheese snack. Halloumi or kasseri cheese is fried in butter and lemon. When the cheese is fried it takes a really nice texture. The outside is crispy and the inside is warm and chewy. It has a really nice salty and lemony flavour.

Saganaki

Saganaki

ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound Halloumi cheese (sliced about 1/4 inch thick)
  • 1 lemon (juice and zest)
  • 1/2 ounce ouzo (optional)
directions
  1. Melt the butter in a nonstick pan.
  2. Add the cheese and fry until golden brown on both sides.
  3. Pour the lemon juice and ouzo onto the cheese and remove from heat.

10 comments:

Ferdzy said...

OMG! More cheese! It looks faaaaaabulous, but you have a tougher tummy than I have, obviously!

Kalyn said...

I just had this in Chicago and it was fantastic! Love it!

katiez said...

My absolute most favorite thing at Greek restaurants. The perfect 'comfort' food!
It looks marvelous.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I love fried halloumi! It is one of those wonderful summer treats when you do it out on the grill!

Meghan said...

this would be so good over a green salad! i loooove this recipe!

Valli said...

When my daughter and I go to the Greek restaurants we always have Saganaki. You can buy what they call Saganaki cheese at the Mediterranean Market here. I think it is Kasseri, they don't really know, but it sure is good, fried up, sprinkled with a little lemon juice and maybe ouzo or Cointreau!!!

Deborah said...

Ohhh, this looks soooo good!!!

Cynthia said...

What's not to love - fried cheese :)

Janet said...

Great minds think alike Kevin... I've blogged about this too... when I made it I poured brandy over it and lit on fire (and nearly myself too)... yours looks great

http://janetishungry.blogspot.com/2007/05/saganaki.html

Kevin said...

The brandy sounds interesting if a bit dangerous.

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