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blopez34

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Is either of them more traditional? I would like to try making one of them this weekend :)
 

Worldwide Greeks Editor

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My vote is Dolmades all day, every day!! LOL 🇬🇷
 

The Local Favour

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They are both very traditional but they are different in the below:
1. Stuffed vine leaves are best served cold with yogurt on the side
2. Cabbage rolls are better hot or warm with either spicy red sauce (Northern Greece) or white egg-lemon sauce on top.
3. Dolmades is better when the vine leaves are fresh, ie in May and we can preserve these and eat them all summer. Lahanodolmades are a winter dish, perfect for those chilly days.
 

d_kakavouli

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They are both very traditional but they are different in the below:
1. Stuffed vine leaves are best served cold with yogurt on the side
2. Cabbage rolls are better hot or warm with either spicy red sauce (Northern Greece) or white egg-lemon sauce on top.
3. Dolmades is better when the vine leaves are fresh, ie in May and we can preserve these and eat them all summer. Lahanodolmades are a winter dish, perfect for those chilly days.
I didn't know they were from Norther Greece!! Thanks :)
 

The Local Favour

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I didn't know they were from Norther Greece!! Thanks :)
Well, only the version with the spicy red sauce. Everywhere else, we enjoy these with the traditional egg-lemon sauce.
 

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greekality

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Both are traditional and follow the seasons, cabbage in the winter, vine leaves in the summer, when they are fresh and tender (around May). Greek dishes based on cabbage can be found more often in Northern Greece, eg. lahanorizo = Greek cabbage with rice, lahania = pork with cabbage - a recipe from Thrace. Avgolemono (egg-lemon sauce) is added to the dolmades that have also meat inside > one of the ultimate Greek comfort foods! :love: One of the most traditional dolma-style recipe in Northern Greece is called pontiakoi sarmades.
 
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acamp7

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Both are traditional and follow the seasons, cabbage in the winter, vine leaves in the summer, when they are fresh and tender (around May). Greek dishes based on cabbage can be found more often in Northern Greece, eg. lahanorizo = Greek cabbage with rice, lahania = pork with cabbage - a recipe from Thrace. Avgolemono (egg-lemon sauce) is added to the dolmades that have also meat inside > one of the ultimate Greek comfort foods! :love: One of the most traditional dolma-style recipe in Northern Greece is called pontiakoi sarmades.
Is avgolemono traditional with dolmades? Because I'm not used to eating it that way
 

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These lamb chops were phenomenal!!

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Simple and smoky grilled octopus thats Greek style

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Curious to see what everyone else does. Is it maybe a regional thing?

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Slow roast lamb is excellent for the winter time! My friends make it all the time during their winter xmas parties, and this is what it looks like.

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What are your favorite Christmas recipes?

Greek style sausage to die for!

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