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nadellii

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This is a pic of everything that was served but you’ll see my pastitsio in the middle! I used my friends secret recipe so I can’t share sadly (she takes these things super seriously)

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Worldwide Greeks Editor

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WOWWW this looks so good!

It does not look like you need it, but for those that are reading and don't know, here are a few Greek pastitsio recipes:




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k_tsoukalas

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This is a pic of everything that was served but you’ll see my pastitsio in the middle! I used my friends secret recipe so I can’t share sadly (she takes these things super seriously)

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This looks spectacular - nice job! I love how the top has a delicious, caramelized look.
 

GreekGirlCooks

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This looks fantastic! For me, pastitso is all about he Krema - it is tricky to get it right. It looks like you have gotten it right!!! When my yiayia passed away, "the touch" that she had with the Krema passed with her. I feel like we are finally close to replicating.
 

Lenio

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This looks delicious...unless it has cinnamon and cloves in which case I'm out :ROFLMAO:
 

lalajess

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This looks delicious...unless it has cinnamon and cloves in which case I'm out :ROFLMAO:
Oh no! My favorite is when it's spiced with cinnamon. For me, this is the fun of Greek cooking. There are so many different variations!
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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This looks fantastic! For me, pastitso is all about he Krema - it is tricky to get it right. It looks like you have gotten it right!!! When my yiayia passed away, "the touch" that she had with the Krema passed with her. I feel like we are finally close to replicating.
Just go by a box of bechamel at the store and you'll have a nice cream.
 
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nadellii

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ellinasgolfer0320

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I didn't know you can buy boxed béchamel, do you just add milk/water?
You just add milk.

My wife uses this one when she makes pastitsio (she's from Greece), but don't buy it for $13 because that's an outrageous price - it usually sells for about $3.50.... You should go to a local international store and look to see if they have anything.

 
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acamp7

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You just add milk.

My wife uses this one when she makes pastitsio (she's from Greece), but don't buy it for $13 because that's an outrageous price - it usually sells for about $3.50.... You should go to a local international store and look to see if they have anything.

Good point! I like to buy European versions of the mix at Greek supermarkets
 

How to make Greek meatballs with bulgar

This is the process for making the meatballs with bulgar. It's one of my favorite dishes and I like to make an extra batch and freeze it so I can eat them later :)

Add meat, 2 tablespoons of the parsley, scallions, bulgur, egg, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 cloves of the minced garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper to a large bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until mixture is well combined. You can also use your fingers to mix it. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 – 4 hours to let the flavors set.

Remove bowl from the refrigerator and shape into balls of about 1-2 inches thick. Your goal is to make them a consistent size. Place the balls on a plate, cover with plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator.

Add the rest of the olive oil to a deep skillet and set the heat to medium. Saute the onion for about five minutes or until the onions are soft. Add the rest of the garlic and saute for about a minute until the flavor of the garlic releases. Add the wine and cook for one minute. Stir in the tomatoes with their juices as well as the cinnamon stick and water and stir the mixture with a wooden spoon. Slowly add the meatballs so they don’t fall apart. The sauce should be deep and the meatballs should be covered.

Cover the skillet and bring the mixture to a boil. Drop the heat to a simmer after it boils and cook for twenty minutes or until the meatballs are cooked all the way though. Sprinkle the meatballs with remaining parsley just before serving.

Ingredients:
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup finely chopped, fresh parsley
  • 4 scallions, finally chopped
  • 1/2 cup bulgur (uncooked)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup Greek olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 large onions, halved and sliced lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 16 ounces canned, diced tomatoes
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 cup water
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Strapatsada is the best Greek brunch dish!

This dish is so simple, all you need is eggs and tomatoes!!
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Upgrade your skordalia recipe with walnuts!

Pulse the following ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth:
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup crushed almonds
  • 1 slice stale or lightly toasted bread
  • 3/4 cup Greek olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh, chopped parsley, to garnish
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How to make kormos (chocolate salami)

Whatever you call this dessert: salami, kormos or mosaiko its amazing!

Another dish idea! Pan fried chicken breast with lemon pasta

This is a little twist on an Italian dish with Greek flavors. I love lemon, oregano and garlic, so I decided to make it into a healthy pasta with chicken breast that’s lightly fried in olive oil. What do you think? 😊

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