Flaming Cheese (Greek Saganaki)

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READY IN: 32mins
Recipe by Deb Mattson

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.

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