Recipes from Argentina: Provoleta

Recipes from Argentina


Country: Argentina
Course: Appetizers
Makes: 4 servings


  • 1 inch thick slice provolone cheese
  • chopped fresh oregano, to taste
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Heat a cast-iron skillet over very high heat (I used non-stick and it worked just fine) and put the cheese in it.
  2. Sprinkle with half the oregano and red pepper flakes and cook until the cheese begins to melt and you can see some brown around the bottom edges.
  3. Carefully flip the cheese, making sure you get all the crispy brown bits. Sprinkle with the remaining oregano and red pepper and continue to grill until you see those brown edges again.
  4. Remove from the pan and serve immediately with a crusty bread.