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. What makes this briam different from other recipes is the fact that there are no eggplants in the composition. This slight difference affects the taste. In this case the saying that less is more works ;-) So far this recipe has become our favorite.
Compared to other versions, this is probably the simplest version to prepare, which does not mean, however, that it is less time consuming. Unfortunately, this dish is not light because briam must spend enough time in the oven. We highly recommend trying this recipe.
1. Cut zucchini and peeled potatoes into thin slices. We rub the tomatoes on a grater with thick eyes, rejecting the skin.
2. Transfer zucchini and potatoes into a deep and large ovenproof dish or deep pan. Salt with sea salt, sprinkle with oregano and pour olive oil generously. Mix everything thoroughly, add crumbled feta cheese and mix again. Finally, pour the evenly grated tomatoes over the vegetables and finally some more oil.
3. Briam bake uncovered at 150 degrees for about 2 hours. If you notice that the vegetables are starting to roast too much during baking, you can lower the temperature slightly.
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Italian Fennel is a common ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine. In Greek cuisine, its characteristic slightly aniseed flavor can be found, among others, in sensational kaltsouni and pitta casseroles. Today we would like to share with you the recipe for pitto with Italian fennel.
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