Grilled vegetables are often hosted on Greek tables as an addition to larger dishes or as an independent starter. In one of the taverns last year, we enjoyed a grilled pepper stuffed with feta cheese. Delicious and very fast to prepare. It tastes brilliantly combined with ordinary fried potatoes sprinkled with herbs.
The Greeks use long sweet peppers for this purpose, which can also be bought in Poland without too much of a problem. However, these are not chili peppers, so please do not go wrong in the store :) Of course, here too, the original Greek feta must be used, there is no speech to use Polish or German cheeses. Only she guarantees a good taste. The addition is dried herbs for the feta - we generally use ready-made residents bought in Crete or mountain oregano.
1. The peppers should be cut along and clean from the seed nests. Feta cheese can be wiped off on a grater with a coarse mesh or cut into small pieces. The method is basically less important, the feta you eat is easier to stuff in peppers.
2. Peppers should be placed on a flat baking sheet greased with olive oil.
3. Feta cheese should be applied inside each one, then it should be poured with olive oil and sprinkled with slightly dried herbs.
4. Put the plate with peppers in the oven preheated to about 180-190 degrees with the toaster switched on and keep until the peppers reach the state of light grilling. Feta must dissolve a bit and blush from the top.
The dish is served hot as an addition to baked potatoes or as typical Greek meze.
Although many people avoid street food, we, for our part, encourage you to use such places in Greece. Your particular interest should be aroused by places where there are swarms of local Greeks. And do not worry about how this place looks like, the oilcloth on the tables and a collection of not-perfect-looking chairs can be a harbinger of tasty (albeit not always cheap) food. Of course, choose with your head and wisely, rather we advise against all kinds of hamburgers, ice cream shops and small gastronomy based on continental quick delicacies. However, places offering products based on fragments of local cuisine can turn out to be really interesting discoveries. This is how we discovered pancakes stuffed with spinach and feta cheese.
Dakos called also koukouvayia is one of the most popular meze in Crete. Some say it is a Greek bruschetta. It is a simple and fast snack, at the same time very healthy and tasty.
Dolmades is one of the most popular Greek meat dishes. It occurs both in the vegetarian version and with meat. Young grape leaves are needed to prepare them. And it is in the leaves that the key to success lies. They must be young and very delicate. The best and the most delicate ones are collected around May. However, if you do not have the opportunity to collect fresh leaves, you can use ready-made leaves from the lagoon. However, the effect will be better if you use fresh leaves.