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Saganaki Recipe (Flaming Greek Cheese)

In Appetizers, Hors D'oeuvres, Snacks on September 30, 2011 at am

Saganaki is a popular Greek cheese appetizer that is set on fire table side.  A lot of people complain that this dish is too salty, but this website provides excellent information on the different types of cheese (with varying levels of saltiness) that you could use for this dish.  I tried the kefalograviera and the graviera cheese and I much preferred the graviera.  This site also provides great step by step photo instructions.  If you don’t have a saganaki (the name of the pan that is used), you could use a small cast iron pan like I did.  Please don’t judge the recipe by how my saganaki turned out.  🙂  My pan wasn’t hot enough or seasoned enough when I put the cheese down, so it stuck to the bottom of the pan.  It didn’t look great but the outside was deliciously crispy.

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