I can’t deny it. The most beautiful thing on the internet is to find and watch new recipes. Recipes that are easy to make at home. It is nice to see which dishes are possible in the world. In addition, it does not have to be difficult. Often the dishes with few ingredients are super tasty and also very easy to make. A dish that has more ingredients, but is really worth it: Chocolate Chip Cookies. In this article no chocolate this time, but a Greek recipe for fried feta: Saganaki. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how to make Saganaki.
What is the definition of Saganaki
The meaning of Saganaki is:
”Saganaki or sagani is a Greece appetizer of fried feta cheese. The cheese has a layer of flower and is afterwards fried in a pan”.
It’s a typical Greece appetizer or snack. To make this amazing appetizer you can use different cheeses. To make the real deal you definitely need cheese from Greece. The options are: graviera, kefalograviera, halloumi, kasseri or kefalotryi. Within Greece you have a lot of different regions. When you ask for the dish, there will be a high chance that they serve the dish with local cheese. Two other variations of this recipe are with shrimp or mussels.
This dish is not only popular in Greece, but has found his way to North America. In America and Canada you can also find this dish in many restaurants. The cheese is also fried. Or even flambé at your own table. As you probably expect, this is called flaming Saganaki. The idea for flambéing this dish has its origins in the 1970s. It was a coincidence, you don’t expect it, a Greek restaurant that started this on the advice of a customer. So the next time you are making this recipe, you have another option to try! It’s time to show you the ingredients for this dish.
This snack recipe is so easy. You need the follow ingredients: Feta cheese, lemon and flour. You also need oil for the frying part.
The first step is to grab a cooking pan and fill the pan with oil. Turn the heat on medium and make sure the oil is hot. During the time the pan is getting hot, take two bowls. The first bowl is for the water. The second bowl is with flour.
Grab your block of feta cheese and gently slide it into the bowl of water. Leave it in the water for a few seconds and then take it out. Make sure that the excess water drips into the bowl. When no more water leaks, put the cheese in the bowl with flour. Make sure that each piece of the cheese is covered with a layer of flour. If this is the case, you can still cover the excess flour above the bowl.
Golden brown on both sides
In the meantime, the oil in the pan has heated up. Carefully place the block of cheese in the pan and do not touch it again. When you go see that the bottom is golden brown, gently turn it over. The cheese should be golden brown on both sides. You can then gently press the top to see if the cheese is already softening. Depending on the cheese, it will go faster with one cheese than with the other cheese. Then all you have to do is put the cheese on a plate and put a little lemon juice on the top. Enjoy it!
How to make Saganaki
Below you can find the summary of the steps:
Grab a cooking pan an fill the pan with oil. Turn the heat on medium. Let the oil become hot.
Take two bowls: one with water, one with flour.
Grab the feta cheese block and and run it through the water. Let it drain above the water bowl and put it in the flour bowl. Make sure every bit of cheese is covered with flour. Remove the excess flour.
When the block of cheese is covered with flour its time to fried. Put the cheese into the pan. Turn them a couple of times.
Take the cheese out when its nice golden brown on both sides.
Put the cheese on a plate with some lemon juice on top, it’s time to eat!
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Ingredients for Saganaki
To make this fantastic snack you need three ingredients: Feta cheese, lemon and flour. The snack is served with slices of lemon. To get the best results for this dish you need oil for the frying. You can find the recipe below or watch our video!
- Cooking Pan
- 200 gram Feta
- 100 gram Flour
- 1 Lemon
- Grab a cooking pan an fill the pan with oil. Turn the heat on medium. Let the oil become hot.
- Take two bowls: one with water, one with flour.
- Grab the feta cheese block and and run it through the water. Let it drain above the water bowl and put it in the flour bowl. Make sure every bit of cheese is covered with flour. Remove the excess flour.
- When the block of cheese is covered with flour its time to fried. Put the cheese into the pan. Turn them a couple of times.
- Take the cheese out when its nice golden brown on both sides.
- Put the cheese on a plate and put some lemon juice on top, it's time to eat!
Below you can find the most frequently asked questions:
What is Saganaki?
It’s a Greece appetizer of fried feta cheese. The cheese has a layer of flower and is afterwards fried in a pan
Which ingredients do I need?
You need the following ingredients: Feta cheese, flour and lemon.
Which cheese do I need to use?
You have a couple of options. I used feta. Other options are: graviera, halloumi, kasseri or kefalotryi or kefalograviera.
How long does it take to make?
It depends on the preparation time if you want one piece of blocks of cheese. It takes between 10 and 12 minutes of frying the cheese.