To prepare this dish, we can use keftedes meat patties prepared the day before or also to make them up to date. This simple variety of herb-flavored chops in aromatic sauce is very tasty, so I strongly encourage you to try them. They taste great with ordinary bread, rice or orzo type pasta. Keftedes in tomato sauce can withstand reheating very well, so you can prepare more.
1. The bread should be soaked in water and drained from its excess. In the bowl, mix meat, onions, eggs, bread, garlic, herbs and spices. The resulting quite dense mass put in for an hour in the fridge.
2. From the mass, form small patties and coat them in flour. Fry in olive oil for browning, then drain off the excess on paper towels.
3. Fry the onion with oil, so that it softens and we add wine. Fry a moment and then add the tomatoes. If you use fresh tomatoes, you should first grate them with a coarse mesh, while when you add tomatoes from the can, it is good to mix them in the crusher. Season the sauce with garlic, laurel leaves, salt and pepper. We also add some water and a pinch of sugar if the tomatoes are too sour.
4. Cook sauce over low heat for about half an hour. It should thicken and excess water evaporate. Prepare previously prepared pork chops with a ready tomato sauce and cook together for 10 minutes.
5. If, during the preparation of the sauce, we add the orzo pasta to it, and then the dish is baked in the oven, we will receive a dish called Keftedakia Giouvetsi.
This very famous meat dish consists primarily of eggplants, minced meat with tomatoes and béchamel sauce. In Greece, the best moussaka can be eaten in traditional family taverns, where the dish is refined, full of aromas and very tasty.
Giouvetsi is a traditional Greek dish that can be prepared from various types of meat. It is a simple one-pot dish traditionally prepared in the oven, although it can also be prepared in a pot and eventually in the oven in the oven.
Under the mysterious name Spetzofai is a very tasty one-pot dish, in which the main role is played by pepper and sausage. Although it is not characteristic of Crete, it was just last year in Chania that I got spetzofai to start the feast. And I honestly say that after eating it, I did not want anything else.