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Flaming Cheese (Greek Saganaki)

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“Greek restaurants famous Flaming Cheese. The hard Greek cheese can be found in Greek or Middle Eastern grocery stores and gourmet food shops.”
READY IN:
32mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  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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