Saganaki (fried Cheese) Greek Style

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This is wonderful to serve as an appetizer, serve lots of lemon wedges and I like crisp Pita Bread Pieces. If you cannot get the Greek cheese you may in a pinch use Italian Provolone - I had to use this because I didn't plan far enough ahead to get the good Greek Cheese. Evelyn/Athens posted a link to this recipe (off Zaar) and when I searced Recipezaar I could not find one like this. Thanks Evelyn. The recipe is simple and very good.

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  • add   1/2 cup olive oil (or less)
  • add   1 lb krinos kefalograviera cheese or kasseri cheese or graviera cheese
  • add   2 lemons
  • add   flour (for dredging)

Instructions

  1. Cut the cheese into strips 2 " wide and 1/2" thick.
  2. Place strips one by one under the cold water tap and coat lightly with flour, set aside until you have dredged all the strips.
  3. Heat oil in a heavy skillet and pan fry the cheese, turn once until golden brown on both sides.
  4. Remove dab with paper towels and serve immediately with lemon wedges.