Definition of saganaki in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsäɡəˈnäkē/ /ˌsaɡ-/


A Greek dish consisting of breaded or floured cheese fried in butter, served as an appetizer.
Example sentences
  • It wasn't the food itself that was unusual, fried saganaki cheese, but rather the way it was priced.
  • 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.

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