Feta saganaki

Every time I go to Greece for holidays I need to try the local food goodies. The Greek cuisine is one of my favorite. This year I had the pleasure to spend my holiday in Zakynthos. What a lovely holiday, what a sunny country and what an amazing island with breathtaking views. We were travelling the whole day and in the evening, before resting in the hotel, we were stopping to take the dinner in a Greek taverna. And what delicious food they had!
I'll put some pictures from that holiday for you to see what beauties are there!

For this post I have chosen a simple and amazing recipe. I remember that for dinner I was always asking for a feta saganaki even if the main dish was enormous. So I decided to try it at home as well and it was so successful that it finished in one meal. It remained only the sweet memories of their taste.

  • 600g feta cheese. Avoid brittle cheese and you need the slice to stay in one piece
  • 1 egg
  • 200g all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 500ml oil (for frying)

  1. Slice feta. You can chose the dimensions. I had 3 slices of 200g that I sliced each in 4.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan.
  3. Beat the egg in a plate and add oregano.
  4. Put the flour in another plate.
  5. Coat the feta slices in egg with oregano, then in flour and fry them in the heated oil.
  6. Continue like this until you finish all feta slices.
  7. Take out the fried feta slices with a strainer and lay them on a plate on the bottom of which you have put some paper napkins to absorb the excess of oil.

Serve them warm with tomatoes, bell pepper and basil.


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