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flaming saganaki
Cheese Saganaki (Τυρι σαγανακι)
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
7 mins
Cheese saganaki is the famous Greek meze that consists of fried cheese that is set ablaze with Brandy tableside to the shout of Opa!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 personne
Author: Mike Benayoun
  • 1 slab Greek saganaki cheese (about ½ inch/1 cm thick)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour (for dredging)
  • ½ shot glass brandy
  • 1 lemon
Required equipment
  1. Pre-heat a heavy-bottomed skillet or a cast-iron pan to medium-high heat.
  2. Place the slab of cheese under running tap water, then dredge in all-purpose flour. Shake off any excess flour.
  3. Add olive oil to the skillet. When the oil is hot, add the cheese to the skillet and sear for a couple of minutes. Carefully flip the cheese with a spatula and sear for a couple more minutes on the other side.
  4. Turn off the heat source. Pour the brandy over the cheese and ignite with a lighter.
  5. Squeeze the lemon over the cheese. Serve immediately with crusty bread.