Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Custard Pie – Galatopita

Creamy semolina custard is baked until golden then bathed in sweet syrup. An easy custard pie that doesn’t require a pie crust or shell. Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Yield: About 24 pieces Ingredients: 1 stick unsalted butter, 4 oz. 4 cups milk 1/2 cup semolina (you can substitute Farina) 1/2 cup sugar 4 eggs, […]

Chickpea Stew – Revithatha (Revithada) – Sifnos

A simple and rustic vegetarian stew made from chickpeas that is the specialty of the island of Sifnos, Greece. This rustic chickpea stew is a wonderful vegetarian selection that is perfect with a simple salad. Allow yourself plenty of time to slow cook the chickpeas for best results. Prep Time: 1 hour Cook Time: 3 hours Total Time: 4 hours Yield: 6 […]

How to Knead Homemade Phyllo Dough

1) Start with the Homemade Phyllo Dough For newcomers to homemade phyllo dough, the density of the dough can be surprising. Kneading phyllo will soften it, but it isn’t an extremely soft dough. Depending on the type of dish you are preparing, select and make a recipe for phyllo dough: Basic Phyllo Recipe Country Phyllo for […]

Lathotyri Mytilinis – Greek Cheese

Lathotyri is a light yellow cheese with a strong flavor. It is lightly salted. The distinguishing characteristic of lathotyri is that it is aged and stored in olive oil, thus the name: latho from the word for “oil” and tyri meaning “cheese.” It is made with sheep milk or a combination of sheep and goat milk. Greek name and […]

Fresh Oysters Byzantine Recipe

Ingredients: 3-4 oysters per person pinch of pepper pinch of ground lovage 2 egg yolks 1 tbls vinegar 1 tbls olive oil 1 tbls wine 1 tsp anchovy essence 1 tbls honey (optional) Method: Open the oysters as near as possible to the time of eating. They may be served raw, stewed,or baked then covered […]

Kotosalata: Colorful Chicken & Pasta Salad

In Greek: κοτοσαλάτα, pronounced koh-toh-sah-LAH-tah This wonderful pasta salad calls for chicken, carrots, celery, potatoes, onions, parsley, and pickles. Tip: Try this recipe with leftover chicken soup! Ingredients: 1/2 chicken (approximately 1 1/2 pounds) 2 carrots (whole) 1/2 bunch of wild celery or 1 bunch of thick stalk celery, cut into stalks 1 onion (whole) […]

Baked Pasta with Mushrooms & Bacon

In Greek: μακαρόνια ογκρατέν, pronounced mah-kah-ROHN-yah oh-grah-TEN Macaroni and cheese is a favorite with all families, and this oven casserole is the reason why Greeks love it. It’s made a bit differently than the familiar “mac n cheese” and it’s delicious! If you’ve been looking for a meatless version of the famous Greek Pastitsio, this […]