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.
Some Greeks add feta to the leeks, making this casserole sharper in taste, and white wine. We encourage you to try different versions :)
Unfortunately, the Greek Kefalograviera cheese in Poland is difficult to obtain, so you can substitute parmesan cheese with Gruyere instead.
1. We chop the white portions of pores thickly and fry in olive oil over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Then add the onion, salt, pepper, mix thoroughly and remove from the heat. We leave to cool.
2. When the pores are cooled down in a separate bowl, mix eggs, milk and cheese. Finally, add the fried pores and mix thoroughly. The stuffing is ready, so it's time to take care of filo pastry.
3. You can use ready-made filo for such baking, which must be thawed first. At the bottom we will need about 4-5 pieces of cake and a similar amount on top.
4. Each filo pastry, after placing in a baking dish, should be smeared with olive oil or melted butter. Fold the filo so that the sides of the cake protrude from the vessel so that later you can wrap them.
5. After placing all the layers of filo, apply the stuffing equally. As mentioned above, the filo sides are wrapped on top and each of them is also lubricated with oil or butter.
6. Then put the remaining sheets of cake on top of each other.
7. Bake the Prasopite at about 175 degrees C for about 35 minutes. If the filo becomes golden it will be a sign that the dish is ready :)
We will not cheat you. Imam Bayildi is not a diet and it should not be like that. A large amount of oil is needed here to produce a delicious sauce, in which the eggplant will almost swim. We also ate such a delicious "floating" Imam in Matala, Crete, and he was the prototype for our recipe.
Vegetable pancakes are a specialty of Greek cuisine. The multitude of vegetables available at any time of the year provokes even the ingenious use of them. Tomatokeftedes, or tomato pies, is the recipe that proves this theory. This dish is popular on the Cyclades and in the traditional cuisine of Syros, Andros, Tinos or Santorini. The most characteristic taste of tomatokeftedes is reached by the inhabitants of the latter island due to the specific taste of small tomatoes growing there.
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.