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Saganaki - flaming fried cheese

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Category: Europe
Forum Name: Greece
Forum Discription: Cradle of Western civilization and good food.
Printed Date: 25 February 2020 at 08:51

Topic: Saganaki - flaming fried cheese
Posted By: Hoser
Subject: Saganaki - flaming fried cheese
Date Posted: 12 February 2010 at 05:30
Have you ever given serious consideration to whether or not there is life after death? Well, you when you taste this recipe for Saganaki, you'll know that there is a heaven, and you've just been given a little preview of it.Big smile

If I had to pick one thing that I've eaten in my life that was absolutely the best thing to ever cross my lips, this would be the dish.


4 - 1/2 inch thick slices Kasseri cheese*
1 cup milk
1/2 cup seasoned flour
3/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp butter
1 ounce Ouzo
Lemon wedges

Soak the cheese in milk, refrigerated for 1 hour.
Remove from milk and coat well with seasoned flour on all sides.
Heat oil and butter in large skillet until hot, but not smoking about 5 minutes.
Fry cheese for about two minutes on each side, until nicely browned.
Carefully add Ouzo and flambe' shouting "opa!"
Squeeze lemon wedges over and serve immediately.

* If you can't find Kasseri, Haloumi, Parmesan or Pecorino Romano may be substituted...basically, any good quality hard cheese.

Go with your food!

Posted By: Hoser
Date Posted: 12 March 2010 at 07:54
I scored some Kassari this morning at the Whole Foods market...only place that carries it around here, as we do not have any kind of "Greek Town".
I'll take pics when I make it....might be a while though...Mom's in the hospital, so that is keeping us pretty busy.

Go with your food!

Posted By: TasunkaWitko
Date Posted: 12 March 2010 at 08:55
dave - best wishes to your mom. family comes first! you do what you ahve to do and we'll be here.

Posted By: Margi Cintrano
Date Posted: 29 June 2019 at 10:16

Absolutely extraordinary Hoser.

Thank you for posting. 

Doing a Greek Mezze & Greek  Wine Tasting.  

Have a wonderful  4th July.

Best wishes for a lovely summer.

Volamos a Mediterraneo, un paraiso que conquista su gente u su cocina.

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