• 1 lb. cheese, such as kasseri, kefalotiri,or kefalograviera
  • 1 stick (1/4 lb. butter
  • 3 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs.brandy(preferably Greek)[optional]


Slice cheese into 3/4- to 1-inch-thick cubes or slices. Melt butter and fry cheese for 3 minutes on each side, or until melted nd lightly brown. Sprinkle with lemon juice.
Cheese can be broiled instead of fried. If broiled, do not use any butter. Place cheese in an ovenprof dish. Broil approximately 3 minutes without turning. Sprinkle with lemon juice.
Just before serving, pour 2 Tbs. brandy over hot cheese and ignite(carefully). Serve after flame extinguishes.

20 to 24 pieces

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: St.Paul's Greek Orthodox Cathedral Recipe Club
Submitted By: Eileen Werth
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