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.
Fava is a popular appetizer in Greece somewhat similar to hummus, but unlike it, it is made from yellow-skinned peas. Fava is easy to prepare and can be served both hot and cold, for example with pita bread.
When looking for new ways to prepare asparagus, we took inspiration for the Greek cuisine. Although they are not included in the traditional ingredients of Greek cuisine, the modern Greeks eat these vegetables and have their own ways of preparing them. Following them, we have prepared a slightly original recipe, in which simplicity, olive oil and feta reign. In our opinion, a fantastic dish came out of it.
Greek cheese balls fried in deep oil, probably some of you know from vacation journeys. The Greeks serve them with lemon, which emphasizes the taste of melted cheeses. The rich composition of the taste is thanks to the three cheeses from which they are made. Slightly spicy salty feta, sweet and soft Gouda and mature cheddar complement each other, but their flavor can be enriched by adding herbs, such as mint. This tasty snack is unfortunately a good calorie bomb, so if someone counts calories, Tirokroketes will not be a good choice.