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Christine Cushing
Christine Cushing


23 Ratings
Directions for: Saganaki


1 Tbsp olive oil

1 piece Kasseri cheese, 3/4 inch thick by 6 inches long

¾ cup ouzo

½ cup flour

2 Tbsp ouzo

1 lemon, cut into wedges


1. Substitute brandy for the ouzo if desired.

2. Dip the cheese wedge in the 3/4 cup ouzo or brandy then dredge in flour.

3. Heat oil in an 8-inch cast-iron pan until almost smoking.

4. Add the cheese. Fry approximately 1 to 1½ minutes until golden on one side then turn it over. Fry the other side for another minute.

5. Add 2 tablespoons ouzo or brandy to pan.

6. The cheese will ignite. To extinguish the flame, cover pan with a lid.

7. Squeeze lemon over the cheese and serve.

See more: Appetizer, Cheese, Greek

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