SAGANAKI (Greek Flaming Cheese Opa)
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- 1 tsp
- butter, unsalted
- 1/2 lb
- provolone cheese in a block
- juice of half a lemon
- 1 oz
1Preheat oven to broil, approximately 500°.
2Place butter in a broiler proof baking dish, approximately 6" in diameter. The cheese should NOT be sliced and should be in a single chunk.
3Place cheese on butter and put under broiler for 5 to 7 minutes. Immediately after removing from broiler, place dish on a heat proof surface with nothing hanging overhead. Pour rum over the cheese and light it with a match.
4Extinguish the flames after a few seconds by squeezing the lemon over it and serve while still very hot. Serve with bread OPA!