Saragli is basically a type of syrupy sweet that resembles baklava. The phyllo is rolled in a long tube and then cut in pieces and baked. Obviously this is not baklava but a savory version, called cheese saragli.
I first noticed them when my brother’s mother in law made them for parties and get-togethers. They were really tasty, they looked nice and everybody liked them. Crunchy phyllo with little chunks of feta and a bit of spiciness from the kefalograviera cheese (cheese used for saganaki), what’s not to like? She shared her recipe with me and here it is.
It is basically like mini cheese pies, but without all the work. There are only 3 ingredients in this: phyllo, olive oil and cheese, plus you freeze it and bake off as needed.
These little morsels are satisfying as a small appetizer, 2-3 pieces per person would suffice, and at 45 calories that’s pretty good. I reduced the kefalograviera a bit from the original recipe for less saltiness. You could also serve these as a side dish for dinner.