Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Snails With Gigantes Beans and Artichokes

Saligkaria me Fasolia Gigantes kai Agkinares Ingredients:  500 gr. of Gigantes (dry butter beans) 8 small artichokes (halved), trimmed/cleaned approx. 1 1/2 cups of snails, washed & cleaned thoroughly 1/2 cup of olive oil 1 large onion, finely diced 1 bay leaf 2 cloves of garlic, smashed 1 cup of fennel bulb, diced 1 carrot, diced […]

Feeding the Snails

Unusual, but today is a no-cook day for me. I’m feeding the snails. Snails (called saligaria or kohli) are a favorite Greek food and Crete is famous for dishes made with these little wonders. Right now, I’m preparing to make one of them, but first, I have to feed the snails. It all started last week when I […]

Popping Fried Snails – Kohli Bourbouristi

In Greek: κοχλιοί μπουρμπουριστοί, pronounced kokh-lee-EE boor-boor-ee-STEE “Bourbouristi” is the popping sound snails make when frying. Snails fried in the shell on a bed of salt may sound strange, but they are delicious and very easy to make. Oil, vinegar, and rosemary give the fried snails a uniquely Greek flavor. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total […]

Greek recipes for snails

Snails with crushed wheat pilaf – Cretan Orzo Pilaf with Snails and Chios Mastiha Oil – Rhodes Snails With Gigantes Beans and Artichokes Snails stew – Saligkaria stifado Popping Fried Snails – Kohli Bourbouristi Potatoes with snails and fennel (Cretan)   How To Eat a Greek Snail How to Clean and Prepare Snails for Cooking […]

What Did the Ancient Greeks Eat

Question: What Did the Ancient Greeks Eat? Answer:The foods of ancient Greece were similar to foods we eat today, but did not include many that have become important parts of modern Greek cooking. For example, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and bananas didn’t arrive in Greece until after the discovery of the Americas in the 15th century, because […]