Flaming Saganaki

  • Serves

    serves 2

Your landlord may tell you otherwise, but it's easy to make flaming saganaki at home. Just don't forget the "Opa!"


  • 4 oz. kasseri cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 12 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. brandy
  • 1 wedge lemon


Step 1

Beat together the egg and milk. Dip kasseri into egg wash, shaked off excess and dredge in flour. Heat oil in a small cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, turning it once, until it's golden and crusty, one to two minutes. Transfer the cheese to a small warmed casserole, douse it with two tablespoons of brandy, and light it with a match. Squeeze a lemon wedge over the cheese to put out the flames.

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