Fried feta Saganaki simple and quick recipe of the Greek tradition

Fried feta saganaki: it is a recipe of Greek cuisine that is very tasty and simple to prepare; it is one of what are called in Greece mezedes (appetizers). As an appetizer or side dish served with a little lemon; for a second course instead serve accompanied with an iceberg salad and pita bread. The name derives from the pan in which this dish is fried, called precisely saganaki. THEn Greece this dish is prepared with different types of sheep or muzza cheeses depending on the region; the best known version, and also easier to make for us in Italy, is the one with feta that we now find in all supermarkets.

Ingredients for 2 people

  • 1 piece of feta cheese of 200 g
  • 3 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • a pinch of salt
  • extra virgin olive oil as required


Most important steps

    How to make Saganaki Fried Feta

    Dry the cheese with a paper towel and prepare the ingredients on the work surface.

    Fried feta saganaki
    Fried feta saganaki

    Beat the egg in a small bowl, add a pinch of salt (very little since the feta is already salty enough), and cut the Feta into 4 parts

    Pass each piece of feta cheese first in the egg and then in the breadcrumbs, repeat the operation twice to obtain a double breading.

    Fried feta saganaki
    Fried feta saganaki

    Pour 1 finger of oil into the pan and let it heat well, the oil will be ready when pouring a little breadcrumbs into the pan it immediately begins to sizzle; fry the pieces of breaded cheese in oil just as long as they will take to become golden on both sides.

    Fried feta saganaki
    Fried feta saganaki

    Serve with salad and a slice of lemon. And your fried feta (saganaki) is ready to serve immediately or, if left over, keep in the fridge and reheat in the oven for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your meal!

    WINE PAIRING: Traminer or Reasling Renano.

    In this blog for wine and liqueur combinations I consulted the site:

    Fried feta Saganaki

    Enjoy your meal!


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