Czech fried Cheese / Smažený sýr

Czech Fried Cheese, or “Smažený sýr” in Czech, is a popular dish that is typically made with Edam or Gouda cheese. It is a savory, crispy and delicious dish that is often served as a side dish or as a snack. Here is a simple recipe for making Czech Fried Cheese:


  • 1 pound of Edam or Gouda cheese, cut into slices
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Oil for frying


  1. Begin by cutting the cheese into slices about 1/2 inch thick.
  2. Season the flour with salt and pepper, and place it in a shallow dish.
  3. Place the beaten eggs in a separate shallow dish.
  4. Place the bread crumbs in another shallow dish.
  5. Take each slice of cheese and first coat it in the flour, then in the beaten eggs, and finally in the bread crumbs.
  6. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  7. Carefully place the cheese slices in the hot oil and fry them for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
  8. Remove the cheese slices from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  9. Serve the Czech Fried Cheese hot and enjoy it with a side of tartar sauce or ketchup.
  10. This dish is often served as a side dish to a main course, but it also can be a snack, appetizer or as a topping in sandwiches. You can also add some variations to the dish by using different types of cheese