Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Guinea Hen Cooked with Tomato Sauce and Cheese from Zakynthos

SARTSA – frangokota Guinea fowl in the Ionian region might have an interesting history—or, at the least, an interesting etymology, if one is to believe historian Waverley Root. The Zakynthians call it frangokota, or “French chicken,” while in Corfu it is called faraona, after the Italian gallina faraona, or pharaoh’s turkey. Root says that the bird, indeed a native of Guinea in […]

Bechamel Sauce with Cheese

In Greek: μπεσαμέλ με τυρί (pronounced behs-sah-MEL meh tee-REE) It’s made with evaporated milk and contains cheese, and is just one variation of this popular sauce used with meats and vegetables. It isn’t hard to make, and doesn’t take long, but it has to be stirred the entire time. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes […]

Spinach, Bean, and Feta Cheese Oven Casserole

Yigandes me Spanaki In Greek: γίγαντες με σπανάκι, pronounced YEE-ghan-des meh spah-NAH-kee This is a delicious meatless oven casserole that combines the classic tastes of spinach with green onion, leeks, dill, and feta cheese, combined with giant beans (yigandes) or lima beans. It can also be made with frozen spinach and, when fresh tomatoes may […]

Fried Manouri Cheese – Manouri Tiganto

Manouri is a Greek goat’s cheese and is made by the goat herders and their families, and sold at the local markets. Its flavour is delicious and as an appetiser it is wonderful. this traditional Greek recipe is enough for 4 persons. Ingredients: 500grams of Manouri Cheese (or other goats cheese if not available) 1 […]

Grilled Feta Cheese – Feta Skharas

In Greek: φέτα σχάρας, pronounced FEH-tah SKHAH-rahs Creativity is the word here. Feta cheese is so versatile and can be combined with many different herbs and vegetables. This is a basic recipe for grilled feta cheese. Ingredients: feta cheese, 1/2 inch slices grated tomato slices of pepper (hot or mild) crushed Greek oregano (rigani) olive […]