Greek Fried Cheese Recipe: 10-Minute Feta Saganaki Is Crispy, Cheesy Goodness by 30Seconds Food

12 months ago

Greek Fried Cheese Recipe: 10-Minute Feta Saganaki Is Crispy, Cheesy Goodness

In Greece, saganaki is preparing food in a small frying pan. One of their best-loved dishes prepared this way is fried cheese. This feta saganaki is super simple to make and takes about 10 minutes or less. The outside is crisp while the inside stays soft and creamy.

Serve this Greek fried cheese as an appetizer, snack, on a salad or as a side dish. This fried cheese is usually served with lemon, but you can drizzle honey over it.

Note: 30Seconds is a participant in the Amazon affiliate advertising program and this post contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a commission or fees if you make a purchase via those links.

Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time:  10 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6


  • 1 block (about 6 ounces) feta cheese (100% sheep's milk preferred), cut into 1-inch thick slices
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • olive oil, for frying
  • 1 lemon

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the egg into a small bowl and whisk. Put the flour and pepper into another bowl and whisk. 
  2. Heat about a 1/2 inch of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat (about 350 degrees F). Dip the cheese into the egg and then into the flour. 
  3. Fry the feta until it turns golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Remove to a paper towel. Squeeze with lemon and serve. 

Need to convert cooking and baking measurements? Here are some kitchen conversion charts. Here's how to submit your recipes to 30Seconds.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community, and follow us on Facebook to get recipes in your newsfeed daily.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Frying Pans $10 & Up
Greek Cookbooks $5 & Up
Greek Olive Oil $10 & Up
Black Pepper $2 & Up

Crispy Fried Macaroni & Cheese Balls Recipe Melts in Your Mouth

Fried Mozzarella Sandwich Recipe (Mozzarella in Carrozza): An Italian Favorite

Crunchy Fried Cheese Recipe Takes Minutes to Make for Gameday

Easy Baked Feta Pasta Recipe: A Twist on the Delicious Viral TikTok Recipe

Fried cheese is the bomb diggity. What an awesome recipe!
Love love love Greek saganaki. 😋

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Honey Balsamic-Glazed Roasted Carrots Recipe Makes Everyone Happy

The Only Broccoli Cheese Casserole Recipe You Will Ever Need (Chef Approved)

Whiskey-Glazed Baked Carrots Recipe Is a Spirited Easter Side Dish

Easy 6-Ingredient Broccoli Cheese Casserole Pie Recipe Is a Slice of Heaven