In some countries they call them potato chips and in others, French fries, fries or finger chips. In Greece, we call them “Patates Tiganites” (pr. pah-TAH-tess Tee-ghah-nee-TESS).
Octopus in Greek Htapodi (χταπόδι), pronounced Hta-POH-dhi, is a Greek word. “Okto” meaning eight and “pous” is the ancient word for foot. Having eight feet (tentacles).
This cabbage and carrot salad is so simple but yet so delicious. This is a very classic winter salad you will find in restaurants in Greece throughout winter till spring using just a few ingredients.
Rice Pilaf (Rizi Pilafi), is one of the easiest side dishes, made with long grain white rice and stock. It takes about 10 – 20 minutes to cook and it a great side dish to any meat dish with a red or white sauce.
In Greece, okra are usually cooked “laderes” which is today’s vegan dish cooked with olive oil, in a tomato sauce. However, I have also cooked them with sundried tomatoes as well and they are very delicious.
Clarified butter is the result of heating the butter on low heat so that it separates from the solids, which are removed, so that only the pure butterfat remains.
Every Greek family has a Kotopoulo Lemonato recipe. Kotopoulo means chicken and lemonato, which means lemony, is the method the dish is cooked with lemon and usually with oregano.