Flaming Saganaki

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

Flaming Saganaki
Your landlord may tell you otherwise, but it's easy to make flaming saganaki at home. Just don't forget the "Opa!"
Yield: serves 2

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.