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™‚



  • 2 piece of Graviera Kefalotyri or Feta Cheese
  • 6 tablespoons of All Purpose Flour
  • 2 medium Eggs
  • 5 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon juice


  1. In a skillet add the olive oil and warm to medium heat.
  2. 1 piece of Graviera Cheese or Feta Cheeseโ€ฆ(you can use any type of cheese that melts for this recipe)
  3. Whisk eggs
  4. Coat cheese with egg batter on all sides.
  5. Place coated cheese in flour and coat with flour on all sides.
  6. Place into skillet and cook until all sides turn in a golden brown color.
  7. This should be eaten hot so once it has been cooked, place into a plate and top with lemon juiceโ€ฆ.:)


Comments (47)

  • 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 :-) Have a great day!
    foodzesty 2 years 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! :-) Hopefully, you are doing great! Hugs!!
    foodzesty 2 years ago
    Im ok thanks Vero...just finished the last small project...so back to normal as of Monday :)
    foodzesty 2 years 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 :-) The weather forecast is similar here! Take care, my friend! <3
    foodzesty 2 years ago
    Thank you Vero....enjoy your long weekend :)
    Thank you very much, Sophie! :-)
    foodzesty 2 years ago
  • InspiresN 2 years ago โ€” Reply
    looks so delicious!
    foodzesty 2 years ago โ€” Reply
    Thank you so much :)
  • 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 :)
    foodzesty 2 years ago โ€” Reply
    hahahahh Margaret you make me laugh so much hahahahha
  • dtills 2 years ago โ€” Reply
    You had me at cheese ๐Ÿง€ ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•
    foodzesty 2 years ago โ€” Reply
    Awwwww Dee :)
  • Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 2 years ago โ€” Reply
    I love cheese, but I don't think I've ever had it fried, so I'll try this.
    foodzesty 2 years ago โ€” Reply
    You will love it!! Don't forget to add a bit of lemon juice on top :) Let me know how it turned out. :)
    Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 2 years ago
    I'll remember to do that! And I am liking the new layout! ๐Ÿ‘
    foodzesty 2 years 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 2 years ago
    and she just told me its not done yet :) but thank you for letting me knowwww....huge hugs
    Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 2 years ago
    That's so really nice of her! You're welcome & I can't wait to see the finality. ๐Ÿ’™
    foodzesty 2 years 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 :)
    Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 2 years ago
    You're welcome, Sophie and thank you. I had a wonderful Sunday and I trust that yours was great, too. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™
    foodzesty 2 years ago
    It was nice :)
  • Karin, theaustriandish 2 years ago โ€” Reply
    Looks scrumptious, Sophie :)
    foodzesty 2 years ago โ€” Reply
    Thank you Karin :)
  • Orvillewrong 2 years ago โ€” Reply
    It looks a delightful new way of enjoying cheese!
    foodzesty 2 years ago โ€” Reply
    Thank you very much so sorry for my late response. :)
  • This looks so delicious, I love fried cheese! I hope you had a lovely day off!๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜
    foodzesty 2 years 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 years 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 years ago โ€” Reply
    Whoa!!! Fried Cheese? Yummmmmy!!!
    foodzesty 2 years ago โ€” Reply
    Thank you!! I hope you are feeling happier now :)
    mainepaperpusher 2 years ago
    I am, indeed. I'd feel even better if I had some fried cheese on my plate. Hahaha!!! ;)
    foodzesty 2 years ago
    Ahhh fried cheese...I wish I was able to send you some. Glad you are feeling better...Huge hugs
    mainepaperpusher 2 years ago
    Huge hugs right back to you! :)
    foodzesty 2 years ago
  • spinman74 1 year ago โ€” Reply
    Great..... 3am drooling here ><
    foodzesty 1 year ago โ€” Reply
    Heyyyy there pou eisai? Have not seen any of your posts. Euxaristo poli :)
    spinman74 1 year ago
    Kalispera, ๐Ÿ˜€ sorry i am been posting now, i wasnโ€™t for a while as i has some family health issues.. and i just saw this message ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
    foodzesty 1 year ago
    Heyyyy that's ok euxomai ola kala tora :)
  • spinman74 1 year ago โ€” Reply
    All good ๐Ÿ˜€
    foodzesty 1 year ago โ€” Reply
    Xairomai :)
  • foodzesty 1 year ago โ€” Reply
    Thank you Penelope :)
  • FrugalHausfrau 9 months ago โ€” Reply
    I don't knw how I missed this recipe, Sophie~~ Yum!!!
    foodzesty 9 months ago โ€” Reply
    My dear sweet friend...no worries...:) Huge hugs

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