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Tiganopsomo (fried bread)

Tiganopsomo, which means fried bread is very easy to make.   All you need is any kind of yeast bread dough, which is fried in olive oil.  Some times it is filled with cheese, such as feta or any other hard Greek cheese but when it is not filled, it can turn into a dessert by sprinkling some honey or  icing sugar and cinnamon on top.

I usually make this with leftover dough but it is so worth making it from scratch.  You have to be extra careful that when rolling out the dough it is not too thick as it may not cook inside.

When making the savory pies, I had some leftover pastry, so I gave it a try to see how it would work with that pastry and although it had a different texture and taste, it still tasted great.   That day, I only added a mixture of feta and graviera cheese but sometimes I also add some fresh oregano, dill, fennel or mint, depending on what I have at hand and depending on what cheese I use.

Pseudo-tiganopsomo – Recipe by Ivy

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes



Leftover phyllo dough or bread dough




Olive oil



Feta (or Halloumi or Fresh Myzithra Cheese)



Graviera Cheese (reserving a tablespoon for sprinkling on top)

Salt and freshly ground pepper




Divide the dough in two equal parts and roll out into two round pieces.


Spread both cheeses, leaving 2 cm phyllo uncovered and season with salt and pepper.


When rolling the second phyllo, brush with olive oil and cover the cheese filling and press both phyllos to join.  (At this stage you may deep freeze it to be fried another day).


Brush again with olive oil.


Cover with Cling film and a clean kitchen towel and set aside until it rises.


Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a non stick frying pan and fry on both sides until golden brown.


Remove to a plate, cut with a sharp knife and sprinkle some graviera cheese on top.


Serve while it is hot.

Am I a very lucky person or not?  On Thursday afternoon, shortly after posting the last recipe, my new camera arrived by courier.   I was so anxious to receive it as I ordered it from e-bay and only after buying it I noticed that the manual was in Japanese!!  Anyway that was no problem at all as the store I bought it from were very helpful and told me where I could download the manual in English.  However, It is 200 pages and I have only managed to read just the basic.

It’s a Nikon P90, point and shoot camera and it’s operation seems to be quite simple, much simpler than my old one.

Even without the manual, on Friday I took it with me at the Acropolis Museum and took lots of pictures and hope to tell you all about it in my next post.

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21 Responses

  1. Ooooohhh, that fried bread looks so inviting and delicious! A wonderful speciality…

    I can’t wait to see your pictures :-D!


    Rosa xoxo

  2. This bread looks delicious – all that cheese oozing out makes me hungry. I also love the dessert idea. Love your new camera – you are a lucky girl!

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  3. Your bread looks delicious, and the cheeses sound great in it! Congratulations on your new camera. Can’t wait to see all the photos from it.

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  4. I LOVE tiganopsomo! It’s simply the best and very delicious! I like the new camera. Good luck with using it and I look forward to seeing some new pics with it!

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  5. How nice for you to get a new camera! Your pictures here certainly are appealing. I just love this recipe and the feta stuffing I could not resist. I bet it would be good with goat cheese too.

  6. I also make fried bread any time I have any kind of dough leftover! It’s especially delicious with yeast dough and so yummy with cheese! Congrats on your new camera!

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  7. Ben

    Hmm that sounds interesting, specially made with the phyllo dough. And congratulations on the new camera. I can’t wait to see the pictures you took with it 😀

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  8. Liz

    That looks soooo good. Camera looks good too!

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  9. Fried bread sounds delicious, lucky u, i too am planning to buy a new nikon, still havent decided on the model though…hows P90?

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  10. The fried bread is very interesting! I fried steamed buns before, but haven’t tried with bread!
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  11. Mmmm…. looks great!!! Love all that oozy cheese…

    Congrats on the new camera! Very jealous… I desperately need a new one myself!

  12. Oh Ivy that looks so good. IT is an extra tease as I just got home from 22hrs flying and have just having aeroplane food. After italy I have fallen in love again with cheese and especially dishes in which it involved cheese melting inside pastries like Panzarotti. I will definitely be doing this with my left over dough next time!

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  13. This fried bread looks wonderful – especially with the delicious cheese oozing out. Nice camera!

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  14. This looks absolutely wonderful, Ivy! I wonder if you could grill this instead on a barbecue grill? I’m sure it would be very different, but I’m thinking about oil reduction… it all looks SO delicious, though!

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  15. CONGRATS on your new camera, Ivy! That is awesome! 🙂

    That fried bread sounds incredible too. I have never tried anything like that before and it sounds wonderful!

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  16. Ivy that bread looks delicious..love that cheese oozing out.

  17. Ivy, I’ve had the individual (atomiki) tiganpita and they are delish. Yours are making me hungry (again). I can see a vast improvement with the photos from your new camera.

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  18. OMG. Too much! Too much good stuff.

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  19. I love fried bread! This is right up my alley!

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  20. Fried bread with cheese or honey! You can’t go wrong with that combo! Nice shot with the gooey cheese coming out!

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  22. So nicely browned. Thanks for introducing me to graviera cheese, a new-to-me ingredient. Will have to seek this out when I get the chance.

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