1. Food
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Manouri me Kythoni: Fried Manouri Cheese with Quince Preserves


Fried goat cheese with preserves

Fried goat cheese with preserves

Photo © Jim Stanfield

In Greek: μανούρι με κυδώνι, pronounced mah-NOO-ree meh kee-THO-nee

This dish is another example of the versatility of Greek foods. I have seen this dish recommended as an appetizer, and it also works well as a dessert, with brunch, or as a snack. Greek manouri cheese is a goat cheese and can be substituted if manouri is hard to find. The quince preserves are fabulous but other preserves can be used.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 pound of manouri cheese (or goat cheese)
  • 2/3 cup of all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • quince (or other) preserves
  • oil for frying


Cut the cheese into 1/4-inch slices, and if they are large, cut slices into quarters. Coat with flour, dip in egg, and fry in hot oil, turning until golden brown on both sides.

Allow to cool slightly, and serve with a dollop of preserves on each slice.

Yield: serves 4

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.