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Saganaki (Greek Flaming Cheese)
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Rating: 4.1/5 (49 votes cast)

Meal Type: Appetizer
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Cook Method: Oven
Difficulty: Medium
Cuisine: Greek
     Serving Size: 8 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 127
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 6g
Unsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 26mg
Sodium 26mg
Total Carbohydrate 1g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 1g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A  5%Vitamin C  4%
Calcium  24%Iron  1%
Potassium  1%Vitamin E  0%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Saganaki (Greek Flaming Cheese)

Collection: Valentine's Day

Recipe Tags: Cheese Recipes

Date Added: May 07, 2015


1 lb Mozzarella Cheese
2 tablespoons Butter melted
2 tablespoons Brandy
1/2 Lemon
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1. Heat oven to broil.

2. Have serving tray ready with crackers, lemon and brandy.

3. Cut cheese into 3 wedges; arrange in star shape in a pie pan or shallow quiche pan suitable for broiling and serving. Pour melted butter over cheese.

4. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat until cheese is bubbly and light brown.

5. Add to serving tray and take to guests.

6. Pour slightly warmed brandy over cheese and ignite immediately, in front of guests.

7. Squeeze lemon juice over cheese to extinguish flame.

8. Serve at once with firm crackers, toasted pita bread or crusty French bread slices.

Comments on Saganaki (Greek Flaming Cheese) Recipe:

Posted by a Visitor - March 26, 2012
I agree - wrong cheese.
Posted by a Visitor - February 26, 2010
Wrong cheese,
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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is low-sodium with 25.88mg per serving

Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Lemon, Butter, Cheese, Alcohol, Citric Acid allergies.
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