Saganaki definition

sägə-näkē
A Greek appetizer made of cheese that is dredged in flour, fried or flambéed, garnished with lemon juice, and traditionally served in the same pan in which it is cooked.
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Origin of saganaki

  • Greek saganáki little frying pan, saganaki (made in such a pan) diminutive of sagáni two-handled copper pan from Turkish sahan ultimately (possibly via Persian ṭaḥn large dish, platter) from Arabic ṭaḥn dish, bowl ṭḥl in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition