- Pinch the head of a fish between your thumb and forefinger and pull it off—the guts should come away with it. 
- Cut off the tail, pinch all along the top edge of the fish, and pull out the backbone—it should come away easily. 

Beef ragout with onions, Vinegar and tomato sauce

- Wash and strain the meat pieces. In a pot, heat the olive oil over a medium fire and brown the meat. 
- Add the onions and allow these to saute for about 5 minutes. Add the vinegar, the toma¬toes (finely diced), the gar¬lic, the rosemary...

Βeef with okra

- Wash and strain the beef and cut it into small pieces. Heat the oil in a pot and saute the onions lightly. Add the meat and while stirring it allow it to become golden brown.
- Then, add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, the parsley and an...

Beet salad

- Separate the beetroot ends from the stalks and green leaves. Wash the beetroots, scrubbing their skin. 
- Boil them in water for about an hour and a half. Then, wash stalks and leaves and bring them to a boil for about 15 minutes. ...

Boiled lobster with vegetables

- Pour enough water into a pot so as to cover the lobster. Add the onions, the vinegar, the salt and pepper the carrots, the celery, the bay leaf, and cook for about 20 minutes. 
- Next, carefully place the lobster in the pot and continue...

Boiled potatoes

- Wash the potatoes well and boil them with their skin on for about 40 minutes (depends on the size of potatoes) until soften.
- Drain, leave to cool and peel them.
- Cut into thick slices, place on a platter and sprinkle with salt,...

Braised snails from Crete

- Plunge the snails into cold water and remove and discard the membrane that covers the opening. Discard any snails that do not poke their heads out of their shells. 
- Put the snails in a colander and rinse well under cold running water to...


- Combine the olive oil, garlic, and herbs in a bowl and brush the mushrooms with the mixture. Let marinate for 30 minutes. 
- Meanwhile, put all the vinaigrette ingredients into a sealed jar, fasten the lid and shake until thoroughly...

Cheese salad

- Cut the cheese into cubes, add the oil and vinegar and place in the refrigerator for half an hour
- Wash the tomatoes and cucumber and cut them into slices
- Place them on a platter with the eggs and sprinkle with salt and pepper....

Chick-pea salad

- Wash the chick-peas and soak over-night in water.
- Boil in plenty of salted water until very soft.
- Strain, place on a platter and add the onions, parsley, garlic and finely chopped peppers.
- Mix the oil with the vinegar...

Cottage cheese small pies

- In a large bowl, mix the flour with two of the eggs, a little salt, vinegar and as much water as necessary to make a pliable dough.
- Cover and leave in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- In a bowl, mash the cheese with a fork and...

Country salad

- Wash the tomatoes and cucumber and cut into cubes.
- Peel the onions and cut into slices.
- Chop the boiled eggs finely.
- Mix 4 tablespoons of oil, 2 tablespoons on vinegar, salt, pepper, oregano, finely chopped parsley and...

Dried bean salad

- Soak the beans in the water over-night.
- Boil until soft and drain well.
- Leave to cool and serve on a platter, adding the onion and parsley.
- Stir well, pour the oil and vinegar over the salad and season with salt and...

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 pie

- In a large bowl mix together the flour, oil, vinegar, a little salt and enough water to make soft, pliable dough.
- Roll the dough out into one large sheet.
- Mix together the chopped onions, grated feta cheese and beaten eggs....

Fried fish with a wine vinegar sauce

- Prepare the fish accordingly, wash and season with salt. Flour the fish lightly and fry in oil in a frying pan, once the oil is quite hot. 
- Take the fish out, as soon as they become pale golden on both sides, and keep them aside.

Fried lamb in vinegar

- Pound the lamb sliccs with a pestle. Wash and strain them. 
- Coat them with flour and fry them on both sides in a mixture of half the butter and half the oil for frying. 
- When the meat slices are done, put them in a pot and leave...

Fried peppers

- Wash and drain the peppers well.
- Prick them all over with a fork and fry on all sides until the outer skin becomes wrinkled.
- Sprinkle with salt and vinegar and serve.

Garlic salad

- Boil the potatoes in plenty of salted water.
- Once they are soft, drain, peel and mash them.
- Blend the garlic with the oil and vinegar.
- When the mixture has turned into a paste, add the mashed potatoes, stir, season and...

Green beans salad

- With a sharp knife cut off the edges of the green beans.
- Then slice them lengthwise.
- Boil the beans in a pot, in salted water for about 10 minutes over a medium fire.
- Remove the beans from the pot and drain them....

Ground (minced) meat sauce

- Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the onion and garlic and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until softened and translucent. 
- Add the ground meat, increase the heat to high, and cook, breaking up the meat...

Lentil soup

- Clean the lentils and soak them overnight in water, if wanted.
- The following day place the lentils in a pot, cover with water and then boil over a medium fire.
- Allow to boil for some minutes, then drain.
- Add the onions,...

Lettuce salad

- Wash the lettuces very well, cut them very finely with a sharp knife and place them in a bowl with onions and dill.
- Dress the salad with the olive oil, the vinegar and salt and serve.

Marinated sauce

- Keep any leftover oil from the frying of fish (being careful not to include any burnt sediment); pour in the flour and brown it for a few minutes.
- Add the water, the vinegar, the grated tomatoes, the rosemary, salt and pepper and cook...

Meat balls

- Soak the bread in water and then squeeze well to drain.
- Mix the bread with the minced beef and add the mint, oregano, chopped onion, vinegar, egg, salt and pepper.
- Stir everything together very well and leave in the refrigerator...

Meat loaf

- In a bowl mix the ground beef, ¾ of the bread crumbs, milk, vinegar, raw eggs, chopped onion, parsley, grated cheese and seasoning.
- Knead the mixture well and leave to rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Boil and shell the...

Mustard sauce

- In a bowl, place the mayonnaise, the mustard, the vinegar, the grated onion, salt and pepper.

- With an egg beater miχ them constantly while gradually adding the oil, until you have a thick cream.

Octopus croquettes from Kalymnos

Rinse and prepare the octopus for cooking. Put it into a large pan, pour in the vinegar and enough water to cover, and cook for about 1 hour, until tender. 
Drain and let cool. Grind the octopus in a food processor or with two knives in a...

Oil-vinegar dressing

- Put the ingredients into a screw-top jar, fasten the lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly blended. 
- Use on any fresh vegetable salad. Flavor the dressing with oregano or mustard powder, depending on the occasion. 
- You can...

Okra cooked in oil

- Trim off the okra stems and place them in a bowl with salt, water and 1 teacup of vinegar. 
- Leave them for 1 hour. Rinse them thoroughly 2-3 times with plenty of water. 
- Leave them to strain. Saute the onions and garlic in the...


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