Aurora Catering's

Flaming Kasseri Cheese 
Yield - 4 Appetizer Servings

6 ounce piece of kasseri cheese, room temperature (Cut about 1/4 inch thick)
1 TSP chopped fresh thyme
1 1/2 JIGGER ouzo (u
nsweetened anise liqueur)
1 LIME (o
r possibly two)

4 PITA BREADS (Warmed) OR a loaf of our Pesto Stuffed Twist Bread (see Recipe)
2 apples (W
edged and Cored)

Heat a 6 inch cast iron skillet over high heat for at least 5 minutes.  Remove and place on a small wood trivet or plank.

Carefully but quickly place the slab of cheese in the center of the skillet, the cheese will immediately begin to sear, add thyme and red pepper.  Quickly add Ouzo, if the pan is hot enough the liquor will ignite, if not you may have to flame the liquor with a long stemmed cigarette lighter.

BE CAREFUL!! The flames will be at least 18 inches high!!  Then squeeze the lime from above and into the flaming cheese skillet. This will extinguish the cheese. The dish is done when the cheese is evenly melted throughout.

Chardonnay goes great with this dishPlate Presentation
Serve Immediately with the toasted pita bread, apple wedges and a knife to scrape out the browned cheese! And a glass of chardonnay to sip!

Chef's Notes:
Served with our Pesto Stuffed Twist Bread, this was our most popular appetizer in my short lived Custom House Restaurant.

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Chef Emile L. Stieffel, Aurora Catering, Inc. email address:
4016 Red Cypress Dr., Harvey, LA 70058 Phone (504) -329-1344
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