Fried Primo Sale Cheese: the recipe for a cheese with a stringy heart

Total time: 15 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist
primo sale cheese
300 g
100 g
100 g
Peanut oil

The fried primo sale cheese is a delicious, fragrant and absolutely irresistible appetizer. With a delicate and savory taste, this melting and soft pecorino cheese is cut into slices, then breaded and fried in boiling seed oil. The double breading creates a crunchy shell with a strong flavor, thanks to the final addition of black pepper.

Easy and quick to make, it can be served at an aperitif or dinner with friends, as an appetizer or as a delicious main course, and will win over diners thanks to a warm and stringy heart. So let’s find out how to make fried primo sale cheese in a few simple steps.


To obtain an excellent frying, the choice of the right oil is essential; among the best, there is certainly peanut seeds oil. Characterized by a smoke point that exceeds 400° F, odorless and clear, it is among those that least alter the taste of food during frying. The optimal temperature of the oil is between 320-360 ° F (it is better to have a cooking thermometer) and, to prevent this from falling, it is preferable to fry a few pieces in a large pan or wok at a time.

After cooking, drain the food from the oil well with a slotted spoon and let them dry on absorbent kitchen paper, without covering them, to avoid the formation of humidity. Serve the food immediately, adding salt only just before bringing it to the table.

As an alternative to primo sale cheese, you can also use other cheeses such as tuma or Greek feta.

If you want a light version of the same recipe, you can bread the slices of primo sale cheese, place them in a pan, lined with parchment paper, and bake at 360 ° F for about 20 minutes, until they are golden and crispy.

The ideal thing for this dish is a fresh salad dressed with oil, lemon juice and salt or sautéed spinach.

How to store Fried Primo Sale Cheese

In order to appreciate their fragrance and goodness, it is good to fry the slices of primo sale cheese and serve them hot at the moment. You can bread the slices of cheese, store them in the freezer and then fry them later.

How to make Fried Primo Sale Cheese


Cut the primo sale cheese into slices, using a smooth blade knife to prevent it from breaking (1).


Pass the slices of primo sale cheese in the flour, making sure that all sides are well floured (2).


Beat the eggs with a pinch of salt in a deep dish and dip the slices of cheese in them (3).


Drain the slices of primo sale cheese from the eggs and pass them in the breadcrumbs (4). Repeat all the previous steps for a second time, so as to obtain a double breading.


Heat the seed oil in a pan, dip the slices of primo sale cheese and fry them two at a time 3-4 minutes per side (5), often wetting the surface of the cheese with the help of a spoon.


Once golden brown, drain the primo sale cheese and let it dry on absorbent kitchen paper. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and serve hot (6).

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