We were eating this meal for the first time in Rethymno in one of the humble family taverns outside the main tourist trail. We were surprised by the slightly different taste of breadcrumbs that we wanted to recreate in our kitchen. As we have managed to establish with the friendly Greeks, it is the addition of beer that is responsible for this characteristic taste. However, apart from all the qualities and the modest appearance of this dish, one can not forget that it is very caloric. For this reason, such prepared courgettes or eggplants are only suitable as an addition to the main dish. They taste very well in combination with tzatziki or simply Greek yogurt.
1. Wash courgettes and cut into thin and thin slices. We will sprinkle them with salt and leave for a few minutes.
2. At this time, we prepare crumbs. We mix all the ingredients starting with whipping the protein into a loose foam. The finished dough should have a texture reminiscent of pancake dough. It is worth mentioning that this coating is quite versatile and is also suitable for wrapping fish and other vegetables. After frying it is golden and crispy.
3. Dry courgettes with a paper towel, and then immerse it in the previously prepared dough.
4. Fry each piece of zucchini on both sides in hot oil to obtain a golden color. Place fried pieces of zucchini on paper towels to drain them from excess fat.
Tzatziki is one of the simplest and most popular Greek sauces, which will be a great addition to many dishes. Although it is usually served to gyros in pita pancakes, it will also be great for grilled and fried vegetables or as an addition to meats.
Fried saganaki cheese is one of the most popular mezes that can be found in Greek taverns. It is an extremely tasty, but filling and salty snack. When ordering it in a tavern or preparing it yourself, you must also remember that it is a real caloric bomb.
The best to prepare will be big meaty black Greek olives called throubes. Alternatively, you can use the more popular kalamata variety. However, if you can not use whole olives, you can use the finished paste as we wrote above. However, it should be noted that the list of ingredients is as short as possible and devoid of E-chemistry.