We have recently written about xinochondros , a soup additive that is popular in Crete, sauces and vegetable dishes. We will only remind you that it is made of fermented goat's or sheep's milk and coarsely crushed grains of wheat. After cooking and a good drying, you can store them for many months and enrich various dishes.
The first recipe that we published on the use of xinochondros in the kitchen was tomato soup . Today, we offer aubergines stewed with a sauce with this addition. Instead of xinochondros you can possibly add equally popular trahanas, but in our opinion then the dish gets too bland and requires stronger seasoning. In our opinion, Xinochondros fits much more into this dish. Both xinochondros and trahanas can of course be bought in Crete in typical grocery stores.
1. Pour the Xinochondros in a saucepan with cold water and cook for about half an hour. Then we drain it from the water.
2. At this time, cut aubergines into larger, rather thick pieces, properly salt and leave for about 20-30 minutes. After this time rinse with juice.
3. Fry the onions diced in a deep pan until it is vitrified. Tomatoes are rubbed on a grater with a thick mesh, and the skin is discarded. We add the chopped tomatoes to the onions.
4. Then add the eggplants and chopped garlic. When the eggplants are tender, add the cooked xinochondros, season with salt and pepper.
5. If the dish is too thick, you can add some water. We keep everything on fire for a moment, then leave it for 10 minutes. Serve with a good bread and crumbled feta cheese.
Briam is one of the most famous dishes of Greek cuisine. Depending on the region of Greece, this vegetable casserole consisting of zucchini, potatoes and eggplant has many variants. Even on our site there are two recipes for its preparation. Today we will add another one that definitely surprised us. We ate briam prepared this way in Paleochora in one of our favorite family traditional taverns this year.
Ladenia is a traditional olive cake popular on the island of Kimolos and neighboring Milos, although we happened to eat it in Crete. It looks like an Italian pizza, but ladenia is a bread cake with oil, onions and tomatoes. There is no cheese, and the cake should not be thin.
The popular vegetable in Crete is okra, which can often be found in local greengrocers. This very healthy and low-calorie vegetable is unfortunately virtually unheard of in Poland. If you would like to try it, it's worth doing it while in Crete. Just look for one of the local taverns, which serves dishes prepared on the basis of okra. Of course, you can also prepare it yourself, for example based on the following recipe.