Definition of saganaki in English:



  • [mass noun] A Greek dish consisting of breaded or floured cheese fried in butter, served as an appetizer.

    • ‘It wasn't the food itself that was unusual, fried saganaki cheese, but rather the way it was priced.’
    • ‘Cap your shopping expedition off with a beer at Triangle Lounge (3507 Fremont Place N; 632-0880), a flaming saganaki at Costas Opa (3400 Fremont Ave.’
    • ‘There is also a delicious cheese dish, saganaki: a slice of kephalotyri cheese, pan-fried until crispy then served with a squeeze of lemon juice.’
    • ‘I just had some great calamari/ mydia saganaki/ octopus and other Greek delicacies over the last 13 days in Greece.’


Modern Greek, denoting a small two-handled frying pan, in which the dish is traditionally made.