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saganaki (greek flaming cheese)

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Monika Rosales
Pembroke Pines, FL

Absolute delicious appetizer and simple to make at home. Greek cheese is Kasseri, but you can substitute with a chunk of provolone...perfect

(3 ratings)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For saganaki (greek flaming cheese)

  • 8 oz
    kasseri cheese or provolone
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 lg
  • 1 oz
  • water
  • 1 tsp
    olive oil

How To Make saganaki (greek flaming cheese)

  • 1
    Dip the block of cheese in water to moisten.
  • 2
    lightly cover all side with the flour.
  • 3
    In a sauté pan drizzle with olive oil, and fry about 2-3 mins on each side on medium heat...till brown and crusty.
  • 4
    Turn off heat..pull pan aside, pour the brandy around the cheese and carefully set on fire with a match or a long lighter...simply turn off with the squeeze of the lemon. Enjoy your flaming Greek cheese! OPA