Smyrna-style Meatballs (Soutzoukakia Smyrneika)

Filed under: Beef

1 1b ground beef
1 onion, grated
4 cloves garlic, pressed
4 slices bread, crusts removed, soaked in water and squeezed
1 egg
2 TB ouzo
2 TB olive oil
mint, oregano, parsley, paprika (recipe called for cumin but Mama uses paprika because we picky kids don’t …

Fried Sausage and Peppers in Tomato Sauce

Filed under: Sausage

Saute 2 onions, sliced and 6 (or more) large anaheim peppers, sliced
When soft and somewhat caramelized add 4 large tomatoes, diced or pureed or grated (your choice).
Also add salt and pepper and a few whole peppercorns.
Cook for a while then …

How To Make Mama’s Green Olives

Filed under: How-To

Make 3 longitudinal 3 cuts in each olive.
Put in a food-safe plastic bucket and cover with water.
Change water daily, till they turn dark, maybe a month or so. (It’s easiest to do this if you have the bucket outside.)
Put in …

Eggplant (Melitzana)

Filed under: Eggplant,Vegan,Vegetarian

Slice two eggplants ¾ inch thick, salt, and sauté till brown
(Optional: thickly slice a few small potatoes, or one large, and saute.)
Layer eggplant in baking pan (with potatoes if using).
Braise 5 medium onions, sliced, in about a quarter inch of …

Chicken and Potatoes in Tomato-Cinammon Sauce

Filed under: Chicken,Potatoes

Use chicken pieces. This recipe is about right for one cut-up chicken, or an equivalent amount of whatever pieces you prefer. Skins can be left on or removed according to your taste. Cut potatoes into roughly 2 …

How To Make A Basic Tomato Sauce

Filed under: How-To

Grate 5 tomatoes
Chop 3-6 cloves garlic
Briefly sauté garlic in 4 TB olive oil,without browning, add tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer for approximately 20 min

Cabbage with Rice (Lahanorizo)

Slice 1 bunch green onions ( approximately 1 dozen )
Chop 1 bunch dill
Coarsely chop half a large head of cabbage
Saute onions and dill, then add cabbage and continue sauteeing until volume is slightly reduced.
Add 2-3 cups of water, bring to …

Fava Beans (Koukia)

Filed under: Vegan,Vegetarian

Cut off ends and destring, slit lengthwise and boil in salted water 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove and drain.
Saute green onion and dill in 1/2 cup oil.
Add beans and stir till hot.
Add water, salt and pepper, then cook till soft.

Roast Chicken and Potatoes (Kotopoulo meh Patates Psites)

Filed under: Chicken,Potatoes

1 whole chicken, rinsed, then rubbed with salt and pepper
5 large potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces
Place in baking pan, salt and pepper the potatoes
Slice 1 stick of butter and place on chicken and potatoes
Pour at least 6 capsful of …

Baked Lima Beans- basic version ( Yigantes Yiahni )

Filed under: Legumes,Vegan,Vegetarian

Boil 1 pound of dry lima beans till soft and ready to eat. You can shorten the boiling time by soaking them overnight.  Preheat oven to 350. Saute in 1 cup olive oil 1-2 onions, roughly chopped, and 5 …

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