Ouzo Mezedes

Baked giant beans

- Put the beans in a large pan, pour in water to cover, and add the celery, carrot, and peppercorns. 
- Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, and simmer for about 1 hour, or until the beans are just tender. 
- Drain and...

Baked small fish

- Cut the heads off the fish and throw away the entrails. Wash thoroughly and drain. 
- Place in a baking dish, sprinkle with the lemon juice, garlic, parsley, oregano, salt, pepper and olive oil.
- Add half a cup of water and bake in...

Easy cheese appetizer

- Preheat the broiler (grill). Put the cheese slices side by side in a shallow flameproof dish. 
- Put a tomato slice on top of each feta square and top with the slices of chile. 
- Sprinkle with oregano and pepper and drizzle with a...

Eggplant salad

- Wash and prick the eggplants all over with a fork.
- Bake in the oven until soft and their skin is wrinkled.
- Leave to cool, cut them open and throw away the skin and the seeds.
- Cut the flesh into small pieces and sprinkle...

Fried cheese balls from Crete

- Place the cheese in a bowl and mash with a fork. Add the eggs, flour, mint, and parsley, season with salt and pepper, and blend to a thick, pliable mixture. 
- If it is soft and sticky, add more cheese. 
- Cover with plastic wrap (...

Fried mussels

Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 390°F (200°C). Dip the mussels, one by one, in the batter or coat with flour, shaking off any excess. 
Carefully drop the mussels into the hot oil and deep-fry for a few minutes, until golden brown. 

Fried squids

- Clean the squid, removing the eyes, mouth and the transparent bone running along the body.
- Wash the squids, drain and cut into rings.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Strain the squid in a colander for a while.
- Flour...

Fried zucchini

- Cut both ends off the zucchini; scrape the skins lightly with a knife and wash thoroughly.
- Cut into slices either length-wise or cross-wise.
- In a bowl place the flour, baking powder, salt and water and mix to form a thin paste....

Mussels, Greek island style

- Wash the mussels very well.
- In a pot sauté the garlic in the oil.
- Add the mussels, the parsley and 1 wine glass ouzo (do not use any water), salt and pepper.
- Cover the pot tightly and boil for 10 minutes
- Serve...

Stuffed mussels

Scrub the mussels under cold running water and pull off the beards. Discard any with damaged shells or that do not shut immediately when sharply tapped. 
Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a pan. Add the mussels and simmer for 8 minutes. ...

Stuffed suet

- Place the ground beef and lamb, grated onions, finely chopped parsley and drill, ebbs, bread crumps salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Stir well and then make into small patty shapes.
- Wash the suet well and cut into pieces.

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