Zucchini cutlets is a great way to have a less traditional dinner or a great snack. They are served with tzatziki sauce, which is their perfect complement. Unfortunately, it is prepared quite labor-intensive, however, their luscious slightly mint flavor rewards the preparation. They tolerate heating well, so you can eat it the other day.
The most important issue when preparing Kolokithokeftedes is very strong imprinted excess of water from zucchini. If we do not do it, the chops will start to disintegrate during frying. '
1. Wash courgettes and after drying, grate on a large mesh grater, lightly salt and leave for about 40 minutes. After this time, we extract the zucchini very carefully from the excess of water.
2. Add zucchini potatoes, finely chopped onions, cheese, eggs, herbs and spices to zucchini. To get the right consistency, add the breadcrumbs gradually until you can form a small, compact ball in your hands, which is finally flattened to form a chop.
3. Heat a small amount of olive oil in a frying pan. Chop each chop in flour and fry until brown. If the mass is quite compact, then you can give up breading in the flour. We serve obligatory with tzatziki sauce.
4. Optionally, you can prepare Kolokithokeftedes without potatoes, but then you need to add a bit more breadcrumbs. It is also worth to cover the chops in a beaten egg before coating in flour.
Pilaf with tomatoes is a simple and light dish, which is worth doing especially when there are fresh ripe tomatoes. However, when there is no season or longer, you can reach for tomatoes from the can. If you feel that the taste of this dish is too delicate, you can enrich it and add some optional spices.
Greeks have to admit that they know how to make delicious food from the spinach popular in this region. Of course, spinach in the Greek version has nothing to do with the little appetizing mash that is usually made in Polish homes. Spinach combined with feta served in a filo pastry can occur in the form of a large casserole (Spanakopita Σπανακόπιτα) or in the form of small croissants (Tiropites Τυροπιτες). Spanakopita is a popular dish and is one of our favorite Greek dishes. The ingredients for its preparation are available in our stores.
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.