|Alternative names||Vyprážaný syr|
|Place of origin||Czechoslovakia|
|Main ingredients||Cheese, flour, eggs, bread crumbs|
Smažený sýr (Czech pronunciation: [ˈsmaʒɛniː ˈsiːr], or vyprážaný syr (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈʋipraːʒaniː ˈsir]) – both meaning "fried cheese" – is a Czech and Slovak cheese-based dish that is widely consumed in both countries of the former state of Czechoslovakia. It is a common street food in both countries.
A slice of cheese (which is usually Edam, but may also be Hermelín or Niva in the Czech Republic, Emmental in Slovakia) about 1.5 cm thick is first breaded with flour, egg, and bread crumbs and then fried either in a pan or deep-fat fryer. It is typically served with tartar sauce or mayonnaise, and is often served accompanied by a side salad, potatoes (fries or boiled potatoes)
It is similar to the Italian Mozzarella in Carrozza. The dish may also be prepared with a thin slice of ham inserted between two slices of cheese, and in Czech fast food outlets it is often served in the form of a sandwich – in something similar to a hamburger bun.
- Kraig, B.; Sen, C.T. (2013). Street Food Around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. ABC-CLIO. p. 109. ISBN 978-1-59884-955-4. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
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