Saganaki (Flaming Cheese)

From the 1997 KLO dinner — Greece


Flaming Cheese

  • 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.

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