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Saganaki

If you've never tried the Greek cheese Kasseri, you're in for a treat. This dish is fantastically delicious, and has a dramatic, fiery presentation to boot.

Ingredients 

  • 1/4 pound Kasseri, in a slab 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons rice protein powder, soy powder, or low-carb bake mix
  • Olive oil
  • 1 shot brandy
  • 1/4 lemon

Directions

  1. Dip the slab of cheese in the beaten egg, then in the protein powder, coating it all over.
  2. Heat 1/4 inch of olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the cheese.
  3. Fry until golden and crisp on both sides, turning only once. Remove from the pan and put on a fire-proof plate.
  4. Pour the brandy evenly over the hot cheese, strike a match, and light the brandy on fire. It is traditional to shout "Opa!" at this moment.
  5. Squeeze the lemon over the flaming cheese, putting out the fire. Divide in half, and scarf it down!

Yield: 2 servings, each with 3 grams of carbohydrates, a trace of fiber, and 17 grams of protein.

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