Briam is one of the most popular vegetable dishes in Greece. It is a classic casserole in which potatoes, eggplant, zucchini and onions seasoned with herbs and olive oil permeate each other with their flavors and aromas. We encourage you to make it right now, because summer and autumn are the best times to prepare briam. The list of ingredients and the methods of preparation may be subject to slight modifications. Some people also add paprika to the basic composition, in some areas you can also find a version without eggplants . Sometimes (if we have it in the fridge), apart from feta cheese, we also add anthotyros cheese (in a dry version). In our opinion, it perfectly complements feta and boosts the taste of vegetables.
The number of vegetables is adjusted to the number of portions we need to get. However, you must remember that the weight of eggplants, zucchini and potatoes should be similar to each other. If we prepare a larger portion, the amount of cheese should also be increased. You should also remember that a larger portion of briam requires a larger baking tray, preferably one in which you can spread the vegetables in a not too thick layer.
1. Start the preparation of the dish by cutting the eggplant lengthwise and salt it properly. Put the eggplant aside for about half an hour to release the juice. After this time, rinse it under running water, dry it and cut it into quarters about 1-1.5 cm thick.
2. Cut the zucchini into half-slices about a centimeter thick. Peel the potatoes and cut them into slightly smaller pieces than zucchini and eggplant. Cut the onion into half-slices or feathers, as you prefer.
3. Peel the garlic and chop it into quite thick pieces.
4. Put the chopped vegetables into a large bowl, add the chopped parsley, mint, season with salt, a pinch of sugar, pepper and a very solid portion of oregano. We add the olive oil and mix all the ingredients thoroughly. It is important that the oil covers the vegetable pieces thoroughly. After mixing, add the tomatoes cut into quarters or eighths (depending on the size of the tomatoes) and mix the ingredients again, but more gently.
5. Pour a little oil on the baking tray to cover the bottom of the pan. Then we translate the vegetables and spread them evenly. Put the vegetables in an oven preheated to 180-185 degrees. We bake for about an hour, living 2-3 times. About 15 minutes before the end of baking, sprinkle the vegetables with crushed cheese. If you add it at the beginning, it will burn while baking.
6. Briam can be served with good bread, although it tastes good without this addition. Perfect for retsina or white wine.
When you ask a local resident in Greece what a delicious dish you can do with green peas, the answer probably will be: Αράκας Λαδερος! This dish from the first moment has also become one of our favorites. At the outset, it is worth noting that to prepare it you do not need many products and time-consuming preparations. In addition to fresh or frozen peas, only onions, carrots, potatoes, good home-made tomato puree (or fresh tomatoes) and dill will be necessary.
Prasopita is another Greek casserole made of filo pastry, but this time the main role in stuffing is Kefalograviera cheese and leeks, so it will be a favorite dish for those who prefer these vegetables. Prasopita needs to be seasoned differently, it will not be very expressive in taste.
Briam is a simple Greek vegetable casserole prepared according to traditional recipes based on potatoes, eggplants and courgettes with the addition of tomatoes, garlic and parsley, very much oiled with olive oil. This recipe has many modifications that differ in the addition of ingredients or the way of preparation.
Przydałyby się jeszcze do tego warzywa z Grecji,smak jest nie porównywalny do tych które kupujemy w naszych sklepach
Ludwik Ludwik Nie zdziw się tylko jak zobaczysz na Krecie pomidory z Polski. Może w Polsce marketowe warzywa nie są najlepsze ale na lokalnych targach jest z czego wybierać.
Może i jest z czego wybierać,ale ziemi i klimatu tam występującego pozazdrościć
Ludwik Ludwik To akurat prawda. Klimat najlepszy na świecie ;-)
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