Saganaki – Flaming Greek Cheese

It’s been for-EVER since I have made Saganaki or Flaming Greek cheese. It is really easy to make.

Finding the cheese is the tough part ๐Ÿ˜‰

Cut the cheese (giggle) in 1/2 inch (1 CM) slices – Kasseri or Kofalotiri cheese works best.

Put your pan on high heat, add olive oil and get your cheese ready.

Cut a lemon in half and pick out the seeds. Pour a shot of Brandy. Drink. Pour one more for the cheese…

I dredge the cheese through some whipped egg and lightly flour them. Drop in pan carefully.

Brown on both sides, about 3 minutes each side.


After browning, pour the brandy shot over the cheese and ignite!! Yell “OPA”

Put out the fire with the lemon.

Serve with crunchy French bread. YUM!!


ยฉ Ilex – Midwestern Plant Girl

43 thoughts on “Saganaki – Flaming Greek Cheese

  1. I’ve never tried this before! It looks so yummy! Cheese is one of my favourite foods. I thought I had exhausted nearly all possible ways to eat it. ๐Ÿ™‚


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