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...


- Rinse the lamb’s intestine thoroughly inside and out under running water.
- Rinse the offal and cut it long, thin strips.
- Sprinkle with salt, pepper and oregano, stir and leave for 15 minutes.
- Tie one end of the intestine...

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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