saganaki (greek flaming cheese opa)

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Marsha Gardner
from Florala, AL

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 Reviews

Ingredients For saganaki (greek flaming cheese opa)

  • 1 tsp
    butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 lb
    provolone cheese in a block
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 oz
    ouzo
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How To Make saganaki (greek flaming cheese opa)

  • 1
    Preheat oven to broil, approximately 500°.
  • 2
    Place butter in a broiler proof baking dish, approximately 6" in diameter. The cheese should NOT be sliced and should be in a single chunk.
  • 3
    Place 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.
  • 4
    Extinguish 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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