Sponge Cake (pantespani, in Greek) is the base for many desserts. Using this basic recipe you can make birthday cakes but also many other desserts.
Greek Fried Potatoes, in Greek called Patates Tiganites, (pr. pah-TAH-tess Tee-ghah-nee-TESS), are fried in olive oil, with oregano sprinkled on top.
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).
Moussakas (pr. mouh-sah-KHAS), is a casserole of layered sautéed slices of potatoes and eggplants (in some places they also add zucchini and tomatoes), with the meat sauce (either pork or veal) in the middle layer and topped with a lush layer of béchamel sauce and myzithra or graviera cheese, baked in the oven.
Béchamel Sauce, is a White Sauce, made with all-purpose flour, butter (or olive oil) and milk. The Greek version also includes eggs and cheese.
This homemade flaky butter phyllo is a simplified way of making dough similar to puff pastry, which makes it ideal for Greek Pites (pies).
Avgolemono, from the words avgo = egg and lemoni = lemon, is a Greek sauce made with eggs, lemons and stock from the food we are cooking. It takes a little practice to learn How to make Avgolemono sauce, but it’s not diffficult at all if you follow my instructions.
Μint is a herbaceous rhizomatous perennial plant native to all temperate climates. Spearmint leaves can be used fresh, dried, or frozen. They can also be preserved in salt, sugar, sugar syrup, alcohol, or oil.
Fresh okra is often maligned for being slimy, but if they are handled properly, before cooked, these small, green pods will become delicious when cooked!
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.