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I like to make my own homemade fries but in order to do it the "Greek way" you really need to use olive oil!

Peel and slice the potatoes. Place the potatoes in water for a few minutes to remove some of the starch. Remove from the water and blot with paper towels.

Add about 1-inch of oil in a fry pan. Set the heat to medium and let the oil heat.

Place some of the potatoes in the oil in a single layer.

Cook them until golden brown on one side. Flip over using a fork or pair of kitchen tongs.

Each side will take 3-5 minutes to cook.

Remove from heat and place on clean paper towels. Sprinkle with Greek sea salt.

Repeat the process until you run out of potatoes.

After they blog I arrange them on a platter, sprinkle them with crumbled feta cheese and oregano, and serve. They go with just about everything or are great by themselves!
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This is very close to how I make it! Sometimes, though, I cut the potatoes before I put in the water, and sometimes I don't. Always remember to blog the water, though, before putting the potatoes in the oil.
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This is very close to how I make it! Sometimes, though, I cut the potatoes before I put in the water, and sometimes I don't. Always remember to blog the water, though, before putting the potatoes in the oil.
That's interesting about how you use the water trick. How long do you soak them typically?

Does anyone have a good stifado recipe?

I used to make it, but I don't know where my recipe went and I never had it memorized. I plan to make it with beef. I recall we used a bunch of different spices. The main issue is the I can't remember the spice combination. Also, I used to make it in a pressure cooker but I no longer have one. I am assuming it's okay to do it on the stove?

Making Gluten Free Pasta for Greek Recipes

I have some people in my life who need a gluten free diet. When I have them over, I like to accommodate. However, it is easier said than done sometimes. I find that most other people don't even notice if I sneak a gluten free pasta in my Greek food here and there. I know I could always substitute rice for some dishes, but in some cases I really do feel I need to use the pasta.

I have a hard time finding the gluten free pasta that I need, so I was thinking to make it. I make pasta with gluten all the time but my first gluten free attempt was a disaster. It fell apart and I felt I didn't know how to control the dough.

Do you guys have any advice?

Tiropita Recipe from Cooking Greek Cookbook

Making tiropita at home is fun and a lot easier than it may seem - especially when doing it in a 9 x 13 pan. Although I have used different combinations of cheeses, the version I like the best includes imported feta and then a soft cheese like anthotyro if I can find it, cottage cheese if I can't. I live in the United States and there is a Greek store near me that has that cheese, but I find that cottage cheese is just as good. This recipe is light and flaky and makes a great appetizer, snack, light meal (when served with soup or salad) and I've even had it for breakfast!

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Recipes list for Greek holiday cooking

I want to experiment making some traditional Greek dishes over the holidays. While I am learning how to cook Greek foods, I am also getting to know the culture. So, what do people typical cook during this time of year? I have done some research and made a quick list:

** There's a Greek "stuffing" type of thing that involves chestnuts to serve at Thanksgiving - I am having a tough time tracking down a recipe

** Melamakarona - the Greek Christmas cookie

** Other Greek desserts seem pretty common this time of year, too - baklava, koulourakia, kourabedies

** Braised lamb shank - Greeks in the United States, from what I can tell, tend to cook Turkey - but this lamb shank recipe has come up as an option for Christmas dinner

Did I miss anything? I was thinking of making the Melemakarona cookies, and maybe learning how to make lamb shake and that "stuffing" (if I can find the recipe). I will do some other things if I have time, but these are the main ones.

Anyone have a good koulouri recipe?

Is making koulouri a simple matter of making a regular bread dough and then forming it into rings? I loooove koulouri when I go to Greece, and I am unfortunately not always able to get to Greece. I need a way to make this at home.

I love the type with the sesame seeds, and I also love the sweet ones. How do you make those? Can I make like a tsoureki but form it into instead?
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