As I am reconnecting with cooking Greek food and tracking down some of my mother's old recipes (I lost most of them!) or recreating them through research, I realize I am rusty working with phyllo. Do you guys have any tips? In particular, the phyllo seems to be sticking together inside the package.
I enjoyed this video - do you guys have anything to add?
I have been thawing it on the counter and that I think is my first problem!
I have been experimenting with Greek cooking for a few years now and I didn't have the guts to start trying to work with phyllo until recently - I tried to make baklava. I had all kinds of problems and I am hoping you guys have some tips to help me get the hang of it better. Here's a list of the...
I have made regular moussaka with gluten, so I think I will be okay with this (I am kind of new at cooking Greek food).
Does anyone here have a good tiropita recipe they'd like to share? My husband just told me that it was one of his favorite dishes and I want to surprise him by making it. I tried asking the ladies in his family and they tried to explain it, but no one has a recipe. I was thinking if maybe I could see a recipe, I could adapt it based on what they told me? I am sure he likes the way his family makes it best so I want to find a way to learn it, and then surprise him.
I got turned onto this salad recently and I realize that it's such a nice change of pace from the salads I usually make. I love how it doesn't use lettuce because I don't always seem to have it on hand.
Here is the combination I like for mine. How do you guys like making it?
- green bell peppers
- red onion or scallion
- kalamata olives
- feta cheese
- plenty of olive oil
I like it a bit room temperature so after I make it, I set it on the counter for maybe 45 minutes before I dive in. It also gives the flavors a chance to meld together. I would like to try making other combinations!
Summer is (sadly) behind us and now I am starting to experiment with some foods that seem more appropriate for this time of year. Since I am getting more comfortable working with phyllo I thought I would try pita with squash. I found this recipe a little bit ago: