Glyka tou koutaliou, which means spoon sweets, are traditional, homemade sweet fruit preserves, served in a spoon as a gesture of hospitality in Greece and Cyprus. They can be made from almost any fruit, though sour and bitter fruits are especially prized. There are even spoon sweets made from vegetables and flowers.
Pané is the French word for breaded so Kotopoulo pané is succulent chicken pieces coated with breadcrumbs baked with potatoes.
If you ever visit Greece, you must definitely try gavros tiganitos (fried fresh anchovies). They have nothing to do with those awful tinned anchovies.
Hoummous soup is made with the same ingredients as for hoummous dip. More hot broth is added until it reaches the consistency of a soup and is served with croutons. The cooked chickpeas can be freezed, so when making this soup, I usually boil more in order to make the dip whenever I like.
Croutons are small pieces of leftover stale bread made by roasting in the oven, toasting, frying or roasting in the air fryer.
Kagianas (also called strapatsada), is a Greek summer side dish from Arcadia and is ideal to accompany BBQ and grilled meat dishes.
These mini flaounes or flaounitses as we call them, are easy to make and are an excellent snack and the perfect finger food for parties.
Dolmades me Avgolemono (dol-MAH-thes mé Avgolémono) , are vine leaves stuffed with ground meat and rice which are then served with an egg lemon sauce, called avgolemono (avgo = egg and lemoni = lemon).
Koupepia (as we call them in Cyprus) are dolmades made with grape leaves, stuffed with ground pork or veal, rice, fresh herbs and seasoning, cooked with tomato and lemon juice.
Makaronia tou Fournou means pasta baked in the oven and is a common dish in Cyprus, often served as a main course, with a salad but in Cyprus it is an essential dish during all celebrations.