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Czech Fried Cheese Recipe - Syr Smazeny


Fried Cheese

Fried Cheese

© 2010 Barbara Rolek licensed to About.com, Inc.
This Czech recipe for fried cheese or syr smazeny is a popular street food and so easy to make. It can be eaten as an appetizer or a vegetarian main course with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Edam, Gouda or Swiss cheese work well. Compare this with Bulgarian fried cheese.

Makes 2 servings of Czech Fried Cheese or Syr Smazeny

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 4 (1-inch-thick) slices Edam, Gouda or Swiss cheese
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large beaten egg
  • 2/3 cup bread crumbs
  • Oil or shortening for frying


  1. Sprinkle cheese with salt, if desired. Dredge slices in flour, then in beaten egg, and finally in bread crumbs, making sure the cheese slices are completely covered.
  2. Fry quickly in hot oil or shortening until golden brown. Serve immediately.

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