Recipes from Bulgaria: Kashkaval Pane (Fried Cheese)

Recipes from Bulgaria

Kashkaval Pane

Country: Bulgaria
Course: Appetizer
Makes: 8-10 servings


  • 1 pound kashkaval cheese (provolone or haloumi could also be used)
  • All-purpose flour
  • 2 to 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 to 3 cups fresh breadcrumbs, panko crumbs, or matzo meal


  1. Place some oil (about two inches worth should be fine) in a pan over high heat until bubbles rise around the non-stirring end of a wooden spoon.
  2. Meanwhile, slice the cheese up into half-inch thick pieces. Coat all sides of each slice with flour, then dip in egg, then in breadcrumbs.
  3. Submerge each slice in hot oil and fry until golden brown. Serve immediately.