Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Beef with Egg Noodles and Egg-Lemon Sauce

VRASTO ME HILOPITES Another classic on the region’s Sunday table. Makes 6 to 8 servings Ingredients: 1⁄3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus a little for the noodles 2 medium onions, finely chopped 7 cups water 4 to 5 pounds whole bone-in beef shank, trimmed of fat Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 […]

Strained Egg Noodles with Brown Butter and Cheese

STRANGISTES HILOPITES This dish is a quick and steadfast country dinner in many parts of Greece. I include it here, in the foods of the Peloponnesos, because it was mentioned by every local cook I spoke with, leading me to realize that even if the dish isn’t unique to the region, it is so commonly cooked that it is considered […]

Black-Eyed Peas with Vegetables and Small Pasta

MAVROMATIKA FASOLIA ME ZARZAVATIKA KAI HILOPITES Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 1⁄2 pound dried black-eyed peas, picked over and rinsed 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 large carrot, finely chopped 1 leek, white part only, washed well and finely chopped 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 […]

Tomato Soup with Rustic Pasta (Peloponnesos)

TOMATOSOUPA ME HILOPITES Y ME TRAHANA Ingredients: 2⁄3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 5 pounds tomatoes, grated Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 6 to 8 cups water or chicken broth, as needed 1⁄2 pound small Greek egg noodles, or sweet trahana 1 cup crumbled Greek feta cheese Makes 6 to 8 servings Method: […]