Tag Archives: Greek

Beef and Lamb Patties
Ingredients 2 lbs lean beef.  Use good quality, grass fed, etc. 1lb ground lamb (Make it healthy – replace with ground chicken or turkey breast. Add 1/4 c olive oil to recipe to keep moist) 2 diced garlic cloves 1 diced yellow onion 3 Slices of bread, ground into crumbs 1 whole egg 1/2 cup Continue Reading
Baklava
This is a Sotiropulos family recipe and probably one of the best baklava recipes around. Syrup: 1    cup   honey 1    cup   sugar 1/2 cup   water 1 cinnamon stick 1 whole (not grated) fresh orange peel Baklava Nut Mixture: 1 lb          Walnuts 1/3 cup  Sugar 1 tsp       Continue Reading
Horta are not just Dandelion Greens
Horta, or Greens, are a healthy staple in any Greek household.  Many people mistake “horta” for dandelion greens, but the truth is that there are dozens of different types of greens that Greeks use that fall into the “horta” category.  Horta are greens. These greens are simply boiled, cooled, and traditionally eaten topped with olive Continue Reading
Avgolemono / Chicken Lemon Soup
Ingredients: 4 Cups Chicken Broth 1-2 Cups Shredded Chicken 2 Whole Eggs (Beaten) 1 Whole Lemon (Squeezed) 3/4 Cup Orzo (Dried) 2 stalks diced celery (optional) 1 Handful Parsley (Fresh, chopped, optional) 1 Pinch Pepper (To taste) 1 Pinch Salt (To taste) Instructions: Bring the broth to a boil and add the orzo and celery. Continue Reading
Tzatziki
Ingredients: 1 Cucumber 1 Pinch Dill (optional) 4 Clove Garlic (pressed/grated) 2 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1 Pinch Pepper (to taste) 1 Pinch Salt (to taste) 1 Teaspoon Vinegar 2 Cup Greek Yogurt (Pressed with cheese cloth) Instructions: Grate the cucumber. Strain tightly using a cloth until very dry. Mix in all other ingredients and serve Continue Reading
Saganaki
Ingredients: 1/8 Cup EVOO 1/2 lb Kefalograviera Cheese 1 Whole Lemons (Squeezed) Brandy Instructions: Cut the cheese into a slab about 3/4″ thick. Heat the EVOO in the frying pan and sear the cheese. As the cheese starts to brown pour the lemon juice over it and remove from the heat. Pour some brandy over Continue Reading
Light Tiropita / Cheese Pie
This recipe has lightened up on the traditional recipe by using EVOO instead of butter, Egg whites instead of whole eggs, and a few other tricks Ingredients: 1/2 cup EVOO 1 roll phyllo dough Basic Tiropita: 5 Egg Whites 1 lb Feta Cheese 1/2 lb Cottage cheese 1 Pinch Pepper (To taste) For Spinach Pie Continue Reading
Artichoke & Orzo Salad
Ingredients: 12 oz Artichoke Hearts (6 oz cans) 2 oz Kalamata Olives 1 Cup Feta Cheese (Crumbled) 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice 1/2 Teaspoon Lemon Pepper 1/2 Teaspoon Oregano (Dried) 1 1/2 Cup Orzo (Uncooked) 1/4 Cup Basil (Fresh, chopped) 1/4 Cup Toasted Pine Nuts 1 Medium Red Onion (Chopped) 1 Medium Tomatoes (Seeded & chopped) Continue Reading
Horiatiki / Greek Salad
Ingredients: 4 Medium Tomatoes (Ripe) 1 Cucumber 1/3 lb Feta Cheese 1 Green Bell Pepper 1 Handful Olives 1/2 Red Onion 1 Pinch Oregano (To taste) 1 Pinch Salt (To taste) 1/2 Cup Olive Oil Optional: 1 Handful Capers (To taste) Splash of red wine or balsamic vinegar Instructions: Cut the tomatoes into wedges and Continue Reading
Pastitsio
Ingredients: Bechamel sauce: 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter (or EVOO) 1/4 cup all purpose flour 3 cups milk, heated 2 eggs Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste (optional) The Filling: 1 Tablespoon Butter (or EVOO) 2 cups macaroni (penne, elbow, anything thick) 1 Clove Garlic (Chopped or mashed) 2 lb Ground Beef (or Chicken or Continue Reading