Feb 12 2009

What are some easy greek recipes?

Published by at 2:55 am under Greek

Me and my group have to make a greek food and we don't know what to make. Of course we want it to be easy, because some of us aren't good cooks, even if its baking. Any easy recipes that taste good? Thanks for the help!! =)

*BRIAMI (Baked Courgettes and Potatoes)

700 gr. courgettes
450 gr. potatoes, peeled and sliced
500 gr. tomatoes, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
1 medium onion, finely chopped
150 ml olive oil
150 ml water
1 tablespoon oregano
salt and pepper

Scrape the courgettes under running water and slice them in thin round pieces.
Prepare each vegetable accordingly and slice in small but thick pieces.
Mix all the ingredients together in a large baking dish, sprinkle the oregano on top and season.
Cook in a pre-heated oven, gas no. 5 (375 grades F/ 190 grades C), for about 1.5 hours.
Mix the vegetables gently after 30 minutes and baste 2-3 times.
Turn the heat up to gas no. 7 (425 grades F/ 220 grades C) for the last 10 minutes in order to get the potatoes crisp.
Serve with soft, white, unsalted cheese.

*Pagoto yia Paithia: Ice Cream (No-Cook)

16 ounces of non-dairy whipped cream (1 large or 2 regular containers)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
6 egg whites
2 cans (14 ounces each) of sweetened condensed milk

In a large bowl (or divide everything into two or three parts for more kids), whisk the egg whites until foamy. Whisk in, in order, the whipped cream, milk, and vanilla. Whisk until it becomes a frothy mixture.Adding treats: Chocolate chips, nuts, cocoa, pieces of fruit, and crunchy pieces of cookies or cereal are just some of the treats that can be added. Just whisk them in!
Freeze in one or more covered metal containers (the ice cream freezes more evenly). Check after a couple of hours… it may not be totally frozen, but who can wait? (When frozen, pack in ice cream containers.)

*Greek Traditional Sweets

2 lbs of any fruit you like
2 lbs sugar
1 glass water
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon juice

Clean and pit fruits .From oranges, lemons etc you keep only the skin
Bring sugar and water to a boil for 7-8 minutes until syrup is somewhat thick
Add fruits & lemon juice
Simmer until syrup is thick and fruits are somewhat soft
Let cool, put in a jar and turn upside down for 24 hours

*Vasilopita(cake)-This cake is served on the arrival of the New Year. Tradition says that whoever finds the coin in the cake will have good luck all year.

1½ lb strong plain flour
1 sachet of instant dried yeast
2oz slightly salted butter
½ tspn salt
5oz sugar
2 eggs
8oz warm milk
1 tspn mexlepi

Use the dough hook on the food processor.
Grind the mexlepi to a powder.
Place all the dry ingredients into a food processor and mix for one minute.
Add the beaten eggs and warm milk and knead for a few minutes. The dough should not be sticking to the bowl.
Place on a floured surface and shape into a round ball.
Roll the dough with a rolling pin to about 1-inch thickness, maintaining a round shape.
Place on a greased tray and cover with a clean tea towel and leave in a warm place for 1 hour until doubled in size.
Brush the surface with beaten egg and sugar. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake in a hot oven for 20 minutes until golden brown.
When cool, insert a coin wrapped in tin foil in the base of the vasilopitta.
The cake is divided into the number of people in the family plus one more for the house. Each person chooses one piece. Good luck will come to the person who finds it.

*Taramosalata

4oz smoked cod’s roe
2-4 cloves of garlic, crushed
4 table-spoons olive oil
4 slices stale white bread, crust removed
juice of two lemons
salt if necessary

Place the garlic in a mixing bowl and by using the end of a rolling pin, beat it into a paste. Alternatively use a blender.
Add the cod’s roe and continue beating into a paste.
Soak the bread in water and then squeeze out all the water.
Add the bread to the paste and continue to beat well. Add more bread if a weaker fish taste is required.
Slowly add the oil a little at a time, continuing to beat well. Add more if required.
Finally, add the lemon and mix well.
Serve with pitta bread.

*Loukoumades

5 1/2 cups flour
1 tbs yeast
1 cup lukewarm water (for yeast)
warm water ( the amount is according to how soft or firm the dough will be)
1 tsp salt
oil for frying
2 cups sugar
1 cup honey
1 cup water
cinammon

Sift flour and add salt
Dissolve yeast to water and let rest 10-15 minutes
make a hole in flour and pour yeast in it and mix gently
Whisk continuously adding warm water until a soft sticky paste is formed
Let dough rise and double in size
Heat oil and drop 4-5 tbs in it from batter
When puffy and golden, remove and continue with rest of batter
Bring sugar, honey and water to a boil for 6-7 minutes
Pour syrup over hot loukoumades
Sprinkle with cinammon

* Skordalia- It is a sauce made with garlic and thickened with
potatoes, nuts, or bread. Garlic is indispensable to
skordalia, and skordalia is indespenseable to a variety of
fried foods -fish, squash, eggplant, and many other.

3 tablespoons minced garlic.
3 or 4 boiled potatoes, mashed. (or 6 slices white
bread, crusts removed, soaked in 1/2 cup cold water
and squeezed dry.)
1 cup olive oil.
1/3 cup white wine vinegar.
Salt and pepper to taste.

-(Hand method)
Combine garlic with mashed potatoes or bread in a mortar.
Blend to form a soft paste. Add olive oil and vinegar
alternately in very small amounts, stirring briskly. Add
salt and pepper. Continue to whisk until sauce is thick.
-(Blender or food processor method)
Place garlic and potatoes or bread in bowl and blend. Add
olive oil and vinegar and continue to blend. If too thick,
add 1/4 cup cold water. Add salt and pepper. Blend until
creamy and thick.

For More Recipe U can try these links

http://www.enostos.net/recipes/

http://www.sintages.gr/english/

http://www.see.ed.ac.uk/~aa/recipes.html

ENJOY 🙂

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