Small pieces of fish dipped in batter and fried in deep oil is a delicious and quick way to prepare fish in an unusual way in our country. In Greece, this dish is very popular and served, for example, with skordalią - Greek garlic sauce. The dough draws all the smells from the fish and emphasizes the delicacy of the meat. It's best for frying fish with white rather thick meat such as monkfish, cod or ordinary miruna.
1. We start with preparing the dough. In a large bowl, mix the flour with salt and pepper first, then inside the bowl to pour the egg and olive oil. The mass should be started gradually with a mixer, adding water slowly. When we get a smooth, semi-solid mass, you can proceed to the next part.
2. The fish are cleaned of bone and skin and cut into small pieces. Then sprinkle them with flour to make the dough stick to the fish.
3. Heat the frying oil in a deep container until the thrown in piece of bread is browned in one minute. When the oil reaches the right temperature, dip the pieces of fish in the dough and then translate it into a deep oil. The fish should be fried in small portions for about 5 minutes, until the golden color is reached, the dough should be crisp. The pieces of fish should be removed with a slotted spoon and each of them should be well drained on a paper towel.
4. The fish is served in hot batter with drizzled lemon juice, for example with fried Greek potatoes or skordalią and vegetables.
Garides saganaki or shrimp baked in tomato sauce with feta cheese is one of the most famous Greek dishes. It will especially appeal to the lovers of these crustaceans. A thick tomato sauce with sunken shrimps, sprinkled with feta cheese and parsley is served with a good bread, which will perfectly remove the remains of the sauce. Although the dish is easy to make, it is necessary to reserve some time to prepare it. A large part of it will be devoted to cleansing shrimps.
In Greek taverns, one of the most popular appetizers is fried squid. The tastiest and softest will be small specimens, so if there is an opportunity, it is best to order them. However, it is worth remembering that for a seafood feast, go to a good tavern rather than one of the "pubs" located near the tourist promenade, because then the chances of getting rubbery and unpalatable calamari grow.