Saganaki Fried Greek Cheese Appetizer
Warm melted cheese inside, toasted outside with a light lemony flavor. Like the restaurant version without the flame.
- 1 block Kasseri cheese brought to room temp
- 1-2 lemons, cut in wedges
- pita or bakery bread
- 1/8 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Pre-heat cast iron or heavy skillet to medium-high heat. Leave the cheese in the brick it came from the market.
Add the olive oil to the skillet and allow the oil to heat up.
Run the cheese under water, then dredge it in flour. Shake off any excess flour then gently lay the cheese in the pan and sauté 2-4 minutes per side until it’s golden brown.
Squeeze lemon over the top while it’s still sizzling in the pan. Serve right away with bakery style or pita bread.