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Authentic Recipe of Rantott Sajt. Crunchy Hungarian Traditional Fried Cheese Recipe.

Crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside, Prepare this famous Hungarian fried cheese, Rantott Sajt, with the help of our traditional recipe.

Things to know about Rantott Sajt Recipe

The Hungarian kitchen is famous for having heavy, greasy, and fried dishes. This recipe is no different. “Rantott sajt” in English is fried cheese, a very simple but tasty dish. It’s also a kid’s and vegetarian’s favorite, crunchy on the outside and smooth on the inside.

Fried cheese was first discovered in Cairo, Egypt. Since then, it has spread worldwide. It may have many other variations, but in Hungary, it’s usually served with some sweet sauces such as redcurrant sauce or raspberry sauce. It’s a perfect party or game night dish to have with friends and family since it requires only 20 minutes to cook and is easy to serve.

Still, it can also be cooked as a main dish for lunch and dinner all year. The slightly salted fried cheese blends perfectly together with the sweet sauce on the top.

Crunchy Hungarian Traditional Fried Cheese Recipe. Authentic Recipe of Rantott Sajt.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: Magyar Rántott Sajt Recept
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Main Cooking Method Fried, Fried (Deep)


Servings 4 People
Calories / Serving 1666 kcal


  • 500 grams (1.1 lb) Trappist Cheese
  • 2 pcs Egg
  • 5 tbsp Pastry Flour – Fine Flour
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 500 ml (16.91 floz) Sunflower Oil
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Sweet Sauce

  • 1 bottle Redcurrant Jam or Raspberry Jam


  • Prepare three small mixing bowls; in the first bowl, beat the eggs and whisk them until smooth. For the second bowl, put some fine flour. And in the third bowl, put the breadcrumbs.
  • Slice the Trappist cheese into big triangle slices.
  • In a stainless steel skillet, add the oil and heat.
  • Dip the cheese one by one into the eggs, then into the flour, and in the breadcrumbs.
  • Deep fry the coated cheese in the heated oil until golden brown.
  • Remove excess oil. Serve with redcurrant or raspberry jam on top.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

Healthy Diet Recipe Vegetarian Recipes


Calories: 1666kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 34gFat: 159gSaturated Fat: 36gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 106gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 1016mgPotassium: 182mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1256IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 936mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Hungarian Fried Cheese Recipe, Magyar Rántott Sajt Recept
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What to serve with Rantott Sajt?

Fried cheese can be served in many different ways, the traditional Hungarian fried cheese is usually served with some sweet jam on the top, but if you don’t like to mix salty with sweet flavors, you can use some mayonnaise instead. You can also serve it with rice as a side dish to this recipe.

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