Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Czech Fried Cheese (Syr Smezany)

Syr Smezany or fried cheese a very popular dish often served up as a meal in itself or as a common appetizer at a tavern or by a street vendor. The recipe is simple as the ingredients list is short as is the price. This recipe will also be a sure fire way to win over some younger diners at the table as most kids will connect this dish to cheese sticks. The form of Czech fried cheese though takes on a rectangular shape.
Czech Fried Cheese Recipe
Serves 2
4 slices Edam, Gouda or Swiss Cheese ½”” thick
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 large egg, beaten
¾ cup breadcrumbs
1 cup vegetable oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

1.       Establish assembly line that consist of flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs all on separate plates and all in that order.
2.       Heat oil to 375 degrees in skillet or fryer
3.       Dredge cheese in flour, then submerse in egg, and roll into breadcrumbs.
4.       Shake off excess and place into hot oil in skillet.
5.       Be sure to turn fried cheese after about twenty seconds. It fries quickly (only about twenty to twenty five seconds on each side).
6.       Place on paper towels to capture excess grease.
7.       Serve with boiled potatoes, salad of choice and a side of tartar sauce.


New York Personal Training said...

Best recipe and i like it. I will try to make it and i hope it will be tasty and delicious . Nice blog valid information.

Kim Love said...

Also goes well with sour cream