Graviera Saganaki (Greek Fried Cheese) | Foodzesty

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.. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I wasnโ€™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.ย  Since, we love to eat cheese I made this fried greek cheeseย  with a few more appetisers instead of a main dish.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย ย 

I used Graviera cheese for this recipe, but keep in mind you can also use Feta Cheese if your not able to findย  Graviera or Kefalotyri using the exact same steps.ย  I was watching a cooking show a while back and the Chef was makingย  Saganaki with a soft Italian Cheese. The show was based in NY andย  he mentionedย  both greek cheeses and the stores that your able to find these productsย  which was great to hear.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

All these cheeses are eaten hot because they melt andย  taste so good, especially when it is topped off with fresh lemon juice. ๐Ÿ™‚

So good!! ๐Ÿ™‚


Prep time: 5 minutesย  โ€“ย  Cooking time: 10 minutes

2 piece of Graviera, Kefalotyri or Feta Cheese

6 tablespoons of All Purpose Flour

2 medium Eggsย 

5 tablespoons of Olive Oil

1 Lemon juiceย 



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


1 piece of Graviera Cheese or Feta Cheeseโ€ฆ(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.ย ย 

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

Kali Orexi!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Comments (32)

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great day!

    foodzesty 3 months ago โ€” 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully, you are doing great! Hugs!!

    foodzesty 3 months ago

    Im ok thanks Vero…just finished the last small project…so back to normal as of Monday ๐Ÿ™‚

    foodzesty 3 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ The weather forecast is similar here! Take care, my friend! <3

    foodzesty 3 months ago

    Thank you Vero….enjoy your long weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you very much, Sophie! ๐Ÿ™‚

    foodzesty 3 months ago


  • InspiresN 3 months ago โ€” Reply

    looks so delicious!

    foodzesty 3 months ago โ€” Reply

    Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    foodzesty 3 months ago โ€” Reply

    hahahahh Margaret you make me laugh so much hahahahha

  • dtills 3 months ago โ€” Reply

    You had me at cheese ๐Ÿง€ ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•

    foodzesty 3 months ago โ€” Reply

    Awwwww Dee ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 3 months ago โ€” Reply

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

    foodzesty 3 months ago โ€” Reply

    You will love it!! Don’t forget to add a bit of lemon juice on top ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know how it turned out. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 3 months ago

    I’ll remember to do that! And I am liking the new layout! ๐Ÿ‘

    foodzesty 3 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 3 months ago

    and she just told me its not done yet ๐Ÿ™‚ but thank you for letting me knowwww….huge hugs

    Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 3 months ago

    That’s so really nice of her! You’re welcome & I can’t wait to see the finality. ๐Ÿ’™

    foodzesty 3 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 3 months ago

    You’re welcome, Sophie and thank you. I had a wonderful Sunday and I trust that yours was great, too. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

    foodzesty 3 months ago

    It was nice ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Karin, theaustriandish 3 months ago โ€” Reply

    Looks scrumptious, Sophie ๐Ÿ™‚

    foodzesty 3 months ago โ€” Reply

    Thank you Karin ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Orvillewrong 3 months ago โ€” Reply

    It looks a delightful new way of enjoying cheese!

    foodzesty 3 months ago โ€” Reply

    Thank you very much so sorry for my late response. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This looks so delicious, I love fried cheese! I hope you had a lovely day off!๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜

    foodzesty 3 months ago โ€” Reply

    Thanks so much…How are you feeling?

    Just recently started therapy, staying optimistic. I really hope it will help.๐Ÿ’—

    foodzesty 2 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.

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