Saganaki (Flaming Cheese)
From the 1997 KLO dinner — Greece
- 1/2 lb Kasseri or Kefalotiri cheese (or mozzarella)
- 1 Tbsp butter, melted
- 2 Tbsp brandy
- 1/2 lemon
- Cocktail rye bread or assorted crackers
Cut the cheese into 3 wedges; place in shallow heat proof serving dish. Brush cheese with butter. Set oven control to broil and/or 550 F.
Broil cheese with top 4″ to 6″ from heat until bubbly light brown, 5 to 6 minutes.
Heat brandy until warm; pour over cheese. Ignite immediately.
Squeeze lemon over cheese. Cut wedges into halves. Serve with rye bread loaves on a wire rack when they are done.