Pan-Fried Cheese with Ouzo 

Pan-Fried Cheese with Ouzo 

  • Preparation 10 min
  • Cooking 5 min
  • Sinking 30 min
  • Servings 4
  • Vegetarian
  • Nut-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Egg-free



    • 1/2 lb (225 g) Halloumi or Kefalograviera cheese (see note)
    • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons (15 to 30 ml) ouzo liqueur
    • Freshly ground pepper


Note from Ricardo

If you wish to flambé the cheese, be careful, because the flame rises very high.

For this recipe, which the Greeks serve as a hord’oeuvre, choose a cheese that has a high melting point; Kefalograviera Greek cheese or halloumi cheese are found in Syrian and Lebanese grocery stores (it is important to desalinate them for at least 30 minutes in water). As they are not always easy to find, we tested this dish with a block of fresh cheddar (the same cheese used to make cheese curds). The result is very interesting.

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