Saganaki

Total Time:
10 min
Prep:
10 min

Yield:
1 serving.

Ingredients
  • 3 slices hard, Greek, sheep cheese*, 2-inches by 2-inches, 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick
  • Flour for breading
  • Olive oil for frying
  • 2 tablespoons ouzo
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • * Vlahotyri (sheep and goat cheese) or Kefalograviera
Directions
  • Dip the cheese slices in cold water, then flour them lightly.

  • Heat 1/4-inch olive oil in a wide pan until smoking. Fry cheese slices 30 to 40 seconds on each side until golden brown. Remove and drain briefly on paper towels. Warm ouzo over a low flame. Put slices of cheese in a cast metal serving dish, pour ouzo over the slices and, standing clear, ignite the ouzo.

  • Allow to burn briefly, then extinguish fire with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Serve immediately.

  • Suggested drink: Kourtakis Retsina of Attica


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