Zucchini in Greek cuisine is ubiquitous. Kolokithopita is a little known Greek way to use this popular vegetable in Poland. Kolokithopita in taste is very subtle and delicate, so combining it with, for example, tzatziki sauce will cause that the garlic contained in the sauce will dominate its taste.
1. The preparation of this dish begins with a clash of unpeeled zucchini without a seed plug on a grater with large mesh. The zucchini should be salted and after 10 minutes, carefully squeezed out of the water.
Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the finely chopped spring onions, fry for about 5 minutes until tender, then pour the rice. Stir and fry for 1 minute so that the rice is covered with oil, then pour in a pan vegetable decoction. Cook on low heat for 15 minutes, so that the rice will absorb the decoction. As the rice will be slightly harder, put together a pan of fire, add zucchini and leave it to cool after mixing.
2. To the cooled zucchini with rice, add the rest of the ingredients: parsley, mint, mixed eggs and crushed feta. Season the whole with salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.
3. Now it's time to prepare a deep form in which we will bake kolokithopita. The inside of the dish must be covered with a thin layer of melted butter. Then apply one piece of filo to the bottom and sides of the dish and then coat it with a small amount of melted butter. A thick silicone brush will be useful for this. In this way, we put in 1-2 more filo sheets, each glued with melted butter.
4. On a dough prepared in this way, we spread the mass with zucchini equally and the protruding edges of the filo pastry wrap into the inside of the mold. The whole is covered with the remaining filo sheets. Remember to lubricate each of them with melted butter. The top layers of the dough can be cut with a knife into smaller squares. This will facilitate the subsequent cutting of the casserole. However, if you do not do it, it will not be bad either.
5. Bake Kolokithopita in an oven preheated to 190 ° C for about 35 minutes, until the dough is browned. We give it hot.
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.
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.
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.