Amir Manoly’s Saganaki with Caramelised Figs



2 large pieces of graviera, kefalograviera or kefalotyri cheese 

1/2 cup plain flour

1/2 cup water

olive oil

Caramelised Figs

4 fresh figs

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 

3 tbsp honey

1/2 cup water

1 lemon


1. In a medium saucepan add vinegar, honey and 1/2 cup water and allow to simmer on low to medium heat for 5 minutes.

2. Add figs and allow to cook for an extra 5-10 minutes or until figs are caramelised Meanwhile dip cheese in water shaking of excess then dredge both sides in flour for a light batter.

3. Heat a medium fry pan and add a shallow layer of olive oil.

4. Add cheese and cook each side for 1-2 minutes or until golden. Serve warm with figs, extra drizzle of honey and a squeeze of lemon.