Flaming Cheese (Greek Saganaki)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 mins

Greek restaurants famous Flaming Cheese. The hard Greek cheese can be found in Greek or Middle Eastern grocery stores and gourmet food shops.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1 Season both sides of cheese with salt and pepper. Place cheese in shallow dish and cover with brandy. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. 2 Season flour with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  3. 3 Remove cheese from dish, reserve 1/4 c brandy. Dredge cheese in seasoned flour coating completely.
  4. 4 In a large saute pan over medium heat, melt butter.
  5. 5 Pan fry cheese 2 minutes per side. Add reserved brandy and carefully flame the brandy, shaking pan back and forth several times.
  6. 6 Add lemon juice.
  7. 7 Remove cheese from pan and serve with pita bread and olives.