Cretan olive oil & recipes


Fried Cheese (Saganaki)

Serves 4

  • 250 g strong flavoured cheese
  • (Kefalotyri kritiko)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Crusty bread to serve
  • Parsley to garnish

Cut cheese in 1 cm thick slices.

Cover the bottom of a frying pan with 5 mm oil and place over medium heat.

When warm, fry the cheese slices, two at a time.

Leave to fry 1 minute each side, sprinkle with the lemon juice and serve immediately in the same pan or in dishes.

Serve very hot, together with the bread which can be soaked in the oil of the pan. Garnish with parsley.

This recipe takes its name from the typical Greek pan in which is prepared.

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