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Kokoretsi

Kokoretsi

Season: Summer

Greek: Kokoretsi

This is a traditional meze of the Greek Easter.

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Kourabiedes

Kourabiedes Greek Christmas Butter Cookies

Difficulty: Medium

Season: Winter

Greek: Kourabiedes

(Source:http://jaynes-greek-recipes.4t.com). Kourabiedes and melomakarona are the most popular Greek Sweets cooked on Christmas.

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Melomakarona

Melomakarona

Serves/Yields: approx. 80 pieces

Difficulty: High

Season: Winter

Greek: Melonakarona tis Sias

Author’s note: These cakes are traditionally served at Christmas. Unlike other recipes for melomakarona, these are soft and not dipped into syrup. Syrup is poured over them.

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Melomakarona

Melomakarona

Serves/Yields: 48 servings

Season: Winter

Greek: Melomakarona

Author’s note: These cakes are traditionally served at Christmas.
This recipe comes from my neighbor, Andonia. I have a distinct
memory of her beating the oil and sugar into the flour until it
dissolved using her middle finger and forefinger as a beater –
though a spoon will do.

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Stuffed Turkey

Stuffed Turkey

Serves/Yields: 6 - 8 persons

Difficulty: High

Season: Winter

Greek: Galopoula Yemisti

Cooked on Christmas

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Stuffed eggplants from Lesvos island

Stuffed eggplants from Lesvos island

Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

Time: 2 hours

Difficulty: High

Season: Summer/Autumn

Greek: Melitzanes papoutsakia apo ti Lesvo

This is a very tasty dish!

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Baked eggplants

Baked eggplants

Serves/Yields: 4 persons

Time: 1 - 1,5 hour

Difficulty: Medium

Season: Summer/Autumn/Winter

Greek: Melitzanes fournou

Garnish them with cheese!

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Hunkar begendi

Hunkar begendi

Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

Time: 1,5 hour

Difficulty: High

Season: All seasons

Greek: Kokkinisto kreas me poure melitzanas

Hunkar begendi is a Turkish dish and means literally “Sultan’s Delight. It is well known in Greece and cooked by the Greeks in Constantinopolis.

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