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czech smažený sýr, breaded fried cheese

Smažený sýr - Czech Breaded Fried Cheese

The Czech classical breaded fried cheese, crispy and delicious. In a Czech pub, it´s always a safe bet!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Czech
Keyword Czech breaded fried cheese, smažák, smažený sýr
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 553kcal


  • 4 slices hard cheese ⅓-1/2-inch thick Gouda, Edam, Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, Swiss Gruyère
  • cup all-purpose flour (43 g)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (120 g)
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • pinch of salt
  • oil for frying


  • Heat a thick layer of fat in a pan.
  • Beat the eggs lightly with a fork, and add a pinch of salt.
  • Get the slices of cheese ready. Firstly, coat the slice of cheese in the flour, then in the beaten eggs, and lastly in the breadcrumbs.
  • Turn the pan temperature to medium and fry the coated cheese on both sides, each about 3-4 minutes until it turns golden brown.
  • Serve the cheese immediately with a potato side dish and the tartar sauce as the condiment.


  • Makes 4 portions.
  • If you are based in the US, the best cheese for frying is Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, Swiss Gruyère
  • The combination of hot cheese in a crispy crust and tartar sauce stands out the best when served as soon as possible after frying. The longer you let the cheese cool down, the chewier it becomes (no worries, it will still taste great).


Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 913mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 704IU | Calcium: 581mg | Iron: 2mg