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flaming greek cheese (saganaki)

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total: 13 minutes

Servings: 1

Cost: $52.01 /serving

Ingredients

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Instructions

Step 1

Brush each side of the kasseri cheese with water. Dredge both sides in flour, making sure the surface is completely covered.

Step 2

Preheat a well seasoned cast iron skillet on medium-high heat until smoking. Pour in olive oil. Carefully place the floured cheese in the hot oil. Cook until cheese begins to ooze and a golden brown crust forms, about 2 minutes. Quickly flip cheese over with a spatula. Fry until bottom is golden brown, about 30 seconds more.

Step 3

Remove skillet from heat and transfer onto a napkin-lined plate. Pour brandy over the cheese. Light the brandy using a fireplace lighter. Now you can exclaim "Opa!" and marvel at the fire. Squeeze some lemon juice on top to extinguish the last few flames and garnish with parsley.