Graviera Saganaki (Greek Fried Cheese)

Yesterday was a holiday in NL, so hubby had the day off and it was great to have him around.. πŸ™‚Β  I wasn’t sure what I was going to make so I asked him if he had some sort of preference for lunch or dinner and he said appetisers.Β  Since, we love to eat cheese I made this fried greek cheeseΒ  with a few more appetisers instead of a main dish.Β  πŸ™‚Β Β 

I used Graviera cheese for this recipe, but keep in mind you can also use Feta Cheese if your not able to findΒ  Graviera or Kefalotyri using the exact same steps.Β  I was watching a cooking show a while back and the Chef was makingΒ  Saganaki with a soft Italian Cheese. The show was based in NY andΒ  he mentionedΒ  both greek cheeses and the stores that your able to find these productsΒ  which was great to hear.Β  πŸ™‚Β 

All these cheeses are eaten hot because they melt andΒ  taste so good, especially when it is topped off with fresh lemon juice. πŸ™‚

So good!! πŸ™‚


Prep time: 5 minutesΒ  –  Cooking time: 10 minutes

2 piece of Graviera, Kefalotyri or Feta Cheese

6 tablespoons of All Purpose Flour

2 medium EggsΒ 

5 tablespoons of Olive Oil

1 Lemon juiceΒ 



In a skillet add the olive oil and warm to medium heat.


1 piece of Graviera Cheese or Feta Cheese…(you can use any type of cheese that melts for this recipe)


Whisk eggs


Coat cheese with egg batter on all sides.


Place coated cheese in flour and coat with flour on all sides.


Place into skillet and cook until all sides turn in a golden brown color.Β Β 

This should be eaten hot so once it has been cooked, place into a plate and top with lemon juice….:)

Kali Orexi!!! πŸ™‚

Comments (46)

  • Sophie!! I love fried cheese :-0 <3 We tend to do it in Czech Republic and it is one of the dishes I like to have when I am back there! Great post πŸ™‚ Have a great day!

    foodzesty 7 months ago β€” Reply

    Hi Vero!! reallyyyy I had no idea that you have this in your cuisine..I love that I know this now…;)

    Hello Sophie! Ah yes, we do! πŸ™‚ Hopefully, you are doing great! Hugs!!

    foodzesty 7 months ago

    Im ok thanks Vero…just finished the last small project…so back to normal as of Monday πŸ™‚

    foodzesty 7 months ago

    Hi Vero, I thought I responded uffff….I am doing ok…weekend coming up and its going to be hot hot hot here.

    Hello Sophie! Enjoy hot weekend as sun is precious over there πŸ™‚ The weather forecast is similar here! Take care, my friend! <3

    foodzesty 7 months ago

    Thank you Vero….enjoy your long weekend πŸ™‚

    Thank you very much, Sophie! πŸ™‚

    foodzesty 7 months ago


  • InspiresN 7 months ago β€” Reply

    looks so delicious!

    foodzesty 7 months ago β€” Reply

    Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  • Oh I don’t know Sophie, this looks sooooooo complicated hahaha. I jest what could be easier? And oh my, there aren’t too many things that are better than hot, melted cheese…mmmmm :):) thank you πŸ™‚

    foodzesty 7 months ago β€” Reply

    hahahahh Margaret you make me laugh so much hahahahha

  • dtills 7 months ago β€” Reply

    You had me at cheese πŸ§€ πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

    foodzesty 7 months ago β€” Reply

    Awwwww Dee πŸ™‚

  • Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 7 months ago β€” Reply

    I love cheese, but I don’t think I’ve ever had it fried, so I’ll try this.

    foodzesty 7 months ago β€” Reply

    You will love it!! Don’t forget to add a bit of lemon juice on top πŸ™‚ Let me know how it turned out. πŸ™‚

    Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 7 months ago

    I’ll remember to do that! And I am liking the new layout! πŸ‘

    foodzesty 7 months ago

    This was a surprise from a friend…I had no idea she was working on this…and I just found from you that it was up hahahah

    foodzesty 7 months ago

    and she just told me its not done yet πŸ™‚ but thank you for letting me knowwww….huge hugs

    Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 7 months ago

    That’s so really nice of her! You’re welcome & I can’t wait to see the finality. πŸ’™

    foodzesty 7 months ago

    I know she is so good to me….I can’t wait either hehehehhehe….thanks so much Diana for all your support huge hugsss have a great Sunday πŸ™‚

    Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 7 months ago

    You’re welcome, Sophie and thank you. I had a wonderful Sunday and I trust that yours was great, too. πŸ’™πŸ’™

    foodzesty 7 months ago

    It was nice πŸ™‚

  • Karin, theaustriandish 7 months ago β€” Reply

    Looks scrumptious, Sophie πŸ™‚

    foodzesty 7 months ago β€” Reply

    Thank you Karin πŸ™‚

  • Orvillewrong 7 months ago β€” Reply

    It looks a delightful new way of enjoying cheese!

    foodzesty 7 months ago β€” Reply

    Thank you very much so sorry for my late response. πŸ™‚

  • This looks so delicious, I love fried cheese! I hope you had a lovely day off!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜

    foodzesty 7 months ago β€” Reply

    Thanks so much…How are you feeling?

    Just recently started therapy, staying optimistic. I really hope it will help.πŸ’—

    foodzesty 6 months ago

    If you’ve started physio speaking from personal experience it absolutely will but if you were able to go to a pool or a beach that would be much much better.

  • mainepaperpusher 2 months ago β€” Reply

    Whoa!!! Fried Cheese? Yummmmmy!!!

    foodzesty 2 months ago β€” Reply

    Thank you!! I hope you are feeling happier now πŸ™‚

    mainepaperpusher 2 months ago

    I am, indeed. I’d feel even better if I had some fried cheese on my plate. Hahaha!!! πŸ˜‰

    foodzesty 2 months ago

    Ahhh fried cheese…I wish I was able to send you some. Glad you are feeling better…Huge hugs

    mainepaperpusher 2 months ago

    Huge hugs right back to you! πŸ™‚

    foodzesty 2 months ago


  • spinman74 2 months ago β€” Reply

    Great….. 3am drooling here ><

    foodzesty 2 months ago β€” Reply

    Heyyyy there pou eisai? Have not seen any of your posts. Euxaristo poli πŸ™‚

    spinman74 1 month ago

    Kalispera, πŸ˜€ sorry i am been posting now, i wasn’t for a while as i has some family health issues.. and i just saw this message 😱

    foodzesty 1 month ago

    Heyyyy that’s ok euxomai ola kala tora πŸ™‚

  • spinman74 1 month ago β€” Reply

    All good πŸ˜€

    foodzesty 1 month ago β€” Reply

    Xairomai πŸ™‚

  • PenelopeCooks 4 weeks ago β€” Reply

    That is a great Saganaki Sophie! Teleio mpravo 😊

    foodzesty 3 weeks ago β€” Reply

    Thank you Penelope πŸ™‚

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