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Saganaki (Greek σαγανάκι) is a salty and aromatic cheese-based Greek appetizer of fried or broiled cheese.

The cheese used is usually Kefalograviera, Kasseri, or sheep milk Feta cheese. Regional variations include the use of Formaella cheese in Arachova and Halloumi cheese in Cyprus.

Related saganaki recipes include shrimp saganaki (Greek γαρίδες σαγανάκι) and mussels saganaki (Greek μύδια σαγανάκι), which are typically Feta-based and include a spicy tomato sauce.


The word saganaki is a diminutive of sagani, a frying pan with two handles, which comes from the Turkish sahan.[1]



  • 1. ^ Babiniotis, Λεξικό της Νέας Ελληνικής Γλώσσας

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  1. Babiniotis, Λεξικό της Νέας Ελληνικής Γλώσσας