Saganaki is a Greek fried or broiled cheese favorite. My husband loves it, so I made it tonight for him (fried version).

Ingredients (for 2)
* Kasseri or Kefalograviera cheese
* 1 egg
* 1/2 cup white flour
* Olive oil
* 1/5 cup of brandy

1. Cut the cheese horizontally, to create two triangle halves. It’s a hard cheese, so be careful while cutting it.
3. Beat the egg with a whisk, and then dip the cheese halves on it, on both sides.
4. Coat the cheese well with the flour.
5. In a frying pan heat some olive oil in medium/high. Fry the cheese halves until they get a golden brown color, on both sides. [Optional: you can choose to broil it instead]
6. Moments before removing the cheese from the fire, pour the brandy. Turn one more time and when the alcohol is evaporated, serve hot.



Vince wrote on December 3rd, 2007 at 2:53 PM PST:

Sadly this is vegetarian too so it looks like I’ll be gaining some weight.. Are there any substitutes for the Brandy? Would scotch or grand marnier work?

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Eugenia wrote on December 3rd, 2007 at 3:02 PM PST:

You could try. Scotch isn’t made from wine and so it tastes differently. Grand Marnier has orange (and other stuff), and that may or may not be what you want… Given the choice, I’d probably go for Scotch.

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