Melitzanosalata is another application of popular aubergines in Greece. Delicious pasta, in which the main role is played by this unique vegetable, can be an addition to meat dishes but above all it will be great as a bread paste with which it really tastes great. It is easy to prepare and it is worth doing in the summer when fresh local aubergines are available.
Taste melitzanosalaty can be enriched by adding garlic, which will enhance its taste. Some Greeks also add Greek yogurt. We, however, remain at the basic version adding only a clove of garlic.
1. Preparation of melitzanosalaty begins with baking an eggplant. Before putting it in the oven, prick the skin several times with a fork or cut it lengthwise in half. Bake the vegetable at 190 degrees for about 45 minutes.
2. After a slight cooling, we dig out the flesh from the skin and, together with the lemon juice and salt, mix it in the crusher.
3. Then add chopped onion, garlic, parsley and mix again adding olive oil. The paste should be quite dense and smooth. If necessary, season it with salt and a bit of lemon juice. It tastes even warmer, although the cold is also very tasty.
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.
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.
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.