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    Saganaki - (Fried Cheese With Egg)

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    25 mins

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    V'nut-Beyond Redemption's Note:

    This recipe was adopted during the Great Adoption Feb 2005. It was picked by the Greek Cooking forum as a recipe to try out. Below you will find their comments. Thank you, ladies!

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    Serves: 2


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    • 1/2 lb kefalotyri (other frying cheese is welcome)
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 4 eggs
    • salt and pepper


    1. 1
      Place some butter in a round frying pan and allow to melt, be sure to heat very well.
    2. 2
      Take the kefalotiri and cut it into chunks, then place the pieces into the pan.
    3. 3
      When the pieces are brown on one side turn over to the other side and fry lightly.
    4. 4
      Add the eggs to the fried cheese in the pan.
    5. 5
      Add salt and pepper.
    6. 6
      Cook on a low heat till the eggs are done.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 29, 2002

      A more autentic way to make this is to cut the cheese into wedges,dip in the beaten egg coat with lightly seasoned flour& put on a lines cookie sheet & freeze the cheese. This can be done at the time the cheese is bought & have it ready for when to mood strikes you. To cook heat some olive oil in a heavy skillet. When it is sizzling carefully lay the frozen cheese wedges into the skillet. Lets one side brown throughly to a medium brown then turn over carefully an fry other side. Freezing the cheese allows it to get brown & crispy on the outside, warm & melted on the inside. Serve with crusty french bread

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    • on May 03, 2005


      Oh, wonderful! I love this! No kefalotyri, used a combo of reggiano and queso frier. This is SO good!

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    • on April 17, 2005


      Prepared this omelette style with a ratio of 1/2 T. olive oil and 1/2 T. butter and I, too cut the recipe in half. Used halloumi sliced up for the cheese and it was my first time cooking with it. Although the cheese spread out a little with frying, it maintained its shape.(All praise to the Greek chese gods.) The cheese is so salty that I omitted the salt in the recipe. Added a sprinkling of fresh chopped Greek oregano from the garden to the top of each serving for nice contrast .It's official: our kitty is half Greek, half French. Once she got a whiff of my cooking this morning with anything dairy she was a demanding little feline. Kitty loves feta and Stilton bleu cheese and now add to the list halloumi. She takes after her mama. ;)

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    Nutritional Facts for Saganaki - (Fried Cheese With Egg)

    Serving Size: 1 (114 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 248.8
    Calories from Fat 193
    Total Fat 21.4 g
    Saturated Fat 10.3 g
    Cholesterol 453.5 mg
    Sodium 221.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.7 g
    Protein 12.7 g

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