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Saganaki Recipe (Pan-Seared Cheese)

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“Saganaki is a hard cheese lightly battered and then pan-seared for an extremely tasty and crunchy texture. Best served with a DIY splash of lemon juice, my recipe for saganaki requires only 5 minutes of your time, simple ingredients, and fast technique.”

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  1. For this saganaki recipe, you will need a block of hard cheese that will maintain its shape in the frying pan. Cut the cheese into 2 cm thick pieces.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Soak the cheese in cold water. Dredge it into the flour. Fry it for three minutes until golden brown and crispy. Flip sides and fry the cheese for another 3 minutes. Make sure to fry the sides so the saganaki is evenly crispy. Transfe to a platter covered with kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil.
  3. Serve the saganaki while still hot. Don’t forget to squeeze a little lemon to it before tasting it!

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