Appetizers

Tzatziki

In Appetizers, Greek Recipes On February 19, 2008 2 Comments

Tzatziki – Cucumber, Garlic and Yogurt Dip Greek-style yogurt is available at specialty Greek or Middle Eastern delicatessens, otherwise substitute plain yogurt. To eliminate the possibility of a strong garlic aftertaste, simply crush the garlic to a paste with a mortar and pestle before adding to the other ingredients. Chopped fresh dill or mint is […]

Kotopita

In Appetizers On December 16, 2007 1 Comment

Kotopita – Chicken Pie Chicken pies are more often found on mainland Greece. The meat is combined with other ingredients, such as red peppers, feta cheese or onions, as in this Greek recipe. Preparation: To prepare the filling – heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and saute for 5 […]

Melitzanosalata

In Appetizers On November 17, 2007 0 Comments

Eggplant Dip In Greece this is a popular dip served as an appetizer. In northern Greece, walnuts are also used in this popular Greek recipe. Enjoy! Preparation: Bake the eggplants in a preheated oven at 350F for 45 minutes or until soft. Peel and discard the skins and scoop out the flesh. Chop the flesh […]

Saganaki

In Appetizers On July 31, 2007 0 Comments

Fried Cheese Saganaki is a two-handled shallow skillet much used in the Greek kitchen. It is a useful pan that can be used to fry dishes before finishing them off in the oven. When “Saganaki” style dishes appear on menus, it usually means that either shrimp or mussels are cooked with tomato sauce and feta […]

Dolmades

In Appetizers On July 29, 2007 2 Comments

Stuffed Vine Leaves When served as a meze(appetizer), vine leaves are usually simply stuffed with rice, tomatoes and herbs. Some recipes also call for pine nuts and raisins. As a more substantial main course, minced meat is added to the stuffing and the dolmades are then served with a tangy thick covering of avgolemono sauce. […]

Spanakopita

In Appetizers, Greek Recipes On May 31, 2007 9 Comments

Spanakopita – Greek Spinach Pie “Known world-wide!” Spanakopita is the universal snack in Greece, bought at bakeries and snack shops everywhere. These pies are often eaten on the run on the way to work or to stem mid-morning hunger before lunch, which is usually taken late in most parts of the country. Preparation: 1-Preheat oven […]

Keftedes

In Appetizers, Greek Recipes On May 22, 2007 2 Comments

Keftedes – Greek Meatballs Preparation: Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Form into one inch balls. Heat the oil in a skillet. Roll the meatballs into the flour to coat, and drop into hot oil. Fry until brown on all sides. Serve warm.

Kreatopita

In Appetizers, Greek Recipes On May 8, 2007 1 Comment

Kreatopita (Greek Meat Pie) is a spicy Greek dish made with beef or lamb and feta cheese in a phyllo pastry. Greeks love all kinds of pies. Meat pies are a specialty of the Ionian Islands. Enjoy this Greek recipe! PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Bring a large pot of […]

Tiropitakia

In Appetizers, Easy Recipes On May 7, 2007 0 Comments

Tiropitakia (cheese pastries) are the must-have Greek appetizer. Everybody loves them and they are very easy to make. I haven’t gone to one Greek household where I never have been served “warm” tiropites! Here’s an easy Greek recipe to try, Enjoy! Preparation Crumble or mash the feta cheese with a fork. Add the grated cheese, […]

Tarama Salad / Taramosalata

In Appetizers, Greek Recipes On February 28, 2007 0 Comments

Tzatziki for your girlfriend!

In Appetizers, Greek Recipes On January 30, 2007 0 Comments

Tzatziki is one of the most famous Greek salad recipes. Based on yogurt, it can make a good couple with bread, while eating legumes. But not only this! Greeks dive the barbeque meat in tzatziki, not in unhealthy ketchup and mayonnaise. You can try it in your next barbeque party and leave the guests astonished. […]