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Classic Saganaki with Olives and Lemon

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Category: Greek, Appetizers, Cheese

 Ingredients List

  • 8 oz Kasseri cheese; *see note
  • 3 tb Olive oil
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 1 tb Fresh oregano; chopped


1. Cut the Kasseri into 1/2 inch thick rectangular slices.

2. Rinse cheese slices under cold water (do not pat dry)

3. Coat each piece with flour.

4. Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet until almost smoking.

5. Add cheese slices and cook until it begins to brown, about 1 minute per

6. Transfer to plates, squeeze with lemon juice over top and sprinkle with
fresh oregano and pepper to taste.

Notes: Kasseri or Kefalotyri, classic Greek sheep's milk cheeses are hard
and very salty. Serve this appetizer with tomato wedges, warm pita bread
and kalamata olives.

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