Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Skillet Pork Chops with Apples in Wine

In Greek: Brizoles Hirines me Krasi (μπριζόλες χοιρινές με κρασί, pronounced bree-ZOH-less heer-ree-NESS meh krah-SEE) Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Yield: 4-6 servings Pots, Pans, Utensils: apple corer sharp knife measuring cup 2 large heavy-bottomed frying pans or skillets spatula meat fork Ingredients 4-6 pork chops, 1 inch thick 4 ounces of […]

Baked Stuffed Apples – Mila Psita sto Fourno

In Greek: μήλα ψητά στο φούρνο, pronounced MEE-lah psee-TAH stoh FOOR-no This is a favorite cold weather dessert, using red apples. Once the apple is cored, the walnut stuffing goes in. Cinnamon and cloves add traditional tastes. Cook Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 14 Gala or Braeburn apples 1/2 pound of coarsely chopped walnuts 4 tablespoons […]

Apple Pie – Milopita

Ingredients: 3 medium sized Granny Smith apples 1 1/2 cups of self-rising flour (or regular flour with 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder) 2 eggs (separate yolks from whites) 1 cup of white sugar 3/4 of a cup of butter 1⁄3 cup of milk 1/4 cup of brown sugar 1 tbsp grated lemon rind 1 […]

Kotopoulo me Mila: Chicken with Apples

In Greek: κοτόπουλο με μήλα, say: koh-TOH-poo-loh meh MEE-lah This easy recipe for chicken with apples calls for tart apples (Granny Smith or other), garlic, and an optional spice mix (try it!) that combine to create a wonderful flavor. The chicken is baked in baking parchment paper. The recipe serves 6-7. Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 2 hours […]

Apple Baklava

Sauteing the apples first to let the water evaporate ensures a crisp crust. 6 Golden Delicious apples 6 Granny Smith apples 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 6 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Nut Mixture 2 1/2 cups walnuts, chopped 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 24 sheets phyllo dough […]

Milopita: Apple Coffee Cake

In Greek: μηλόπιτα, pronounced mee-LOH-pee-tah I use Golden Delicious apples in this recipe, but if you have a favorite apple you prefer for baking, use it. The recipe is easy to make, and uses olive oil, making it a great choice for those who don’t eat dairy products. Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes […]

What Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs Are in Season Now?

Question: What Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs Are in Season Now? Traditional Greek cooking is based on what’s in season at the moment. Meals are often planned at the last minute, depending on what looks irresistible at the market! So what’s in season now? Answer:In today’s world of refrigeration and hothouse-grown produce, the distinction among seasonal produce […]

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 […]