Saganaki, the greek fried cheese

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If you've never tried the Saganaki Greek fried cheese, you're in for a treat. This dish is fantastically delicious, and has a dramatic, fiery presentation to boot.

Saganaki Greek recipe
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins
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 ½ lb Kasseri, in a slab 1/2 inch thick
 1 egg, beaten
 2 to 3 tablespoons rice protein powder, soy powder, or low-carb bake mix
 Olive oil
 1 shot brandy
 ¼ lemon


1

Dip the slab of cheese in the beaten egg, then in the protein powder, coating it all over.

2

Heat 1/4 inch of olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the cheese.

3

Fry until golden and crisp on both sides, turning only once. Remove from the pan and put on a fire-proof plate.

4

Pour the brandy evenly over the hot cheese, strike a match, and light the brandy on fire. It is traditional to shout "Opa!" at this moment.

5

Squeeze the lemon over the flaming cheese, putting out the fire. Divide in half, and scarf it down!

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Ingredients

 ½ lb Kasseri, in a slab 1/2 inch thick
 1 egg, beaten
 2 to 3 tablespoons rice protein powder, soy powder, or low-carb bake mix
 Olive oil
 1 shot brandy
 ¼ lemon

Directions

1

Dip the slab of cheese in the beaten egg, then in the protein powder, coating it all over.

2

Heat 1/4 inch of olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the cheese.

3

Fry until golden and crisp on both sides, turning only once. Remove from the pan and put on a fire-proof plate.

4

Pour the brandy evenly over the hot cheese, strike a match, and light the brandy on fire. It is traditional to shout "Opa!" at this moment.

5

Squeeze the lemon over the flaming cheese, putting out the fire. Divide in half, and scarf it down!

Saganaki, the greek fried cheese

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