Pan-Seared Saganaki

Pan-Seared Saganaki

Saganaki is a simple Greek recipe of pan-seared cheese. It's great as an appetizer with ouzo or wine and crusty bread, or as part of a meal.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Cut cheese into slices or wedges 1/2-inch thick by 2 1/2 to 3 inches wide. Each slice must be thick enough that it doesn't melt during cooking.
  3. Step 3

    Moisten each slice with cold water and dredge it in the flour. Shake off any excess flour. 
  4. Step 4

    Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a sagani or small heavy-bottomed frying pan.
  5. Step 5

    Place a cheese slice in the hot oil and sear until it's golden brown.
  6. Step 6

    Flip slice of cheese to brown the other side. Repeat with remaining slices of cheese.
  7. Step 7

    Serve hot with lemons for squeezing, and a sprinkling of fresh parsley, if desired.