SAGANAKI (Greek Flaming Cheese Opa)

Saganaki  (greek Flaming Cheese Opa) Recipe

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Marsha Gardner


A beautiful presentation when the cheese is in flames and a wonderful treat when you smear the cheese on a great chunk of bread.

★★★★★ 2 votes


1 tsp
butter, unsalted
1/2 lb
provolone cheese in a block
juice of half a lemon
1 oz

How to Make SAGANAKI (Greek Flaming Cheese Opa)


  • 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!

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About SAGANAKI (Greek Flaming Cheese Opa)

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Other Tag: Quick & Easy