One of my all time favourite small nibble. Takes less that 10 minutes to prepare and about 20 minutes to roast. The typical recipe is with feta cheese, but it can be done with other white, non-melting cheese like the Greek Μηζύθρα (Mitzithra) or Ανθότυρος (Anthotyros) that are much lighter. Another good alternative is the Ricotta cheese.
This is the exact recipe my mother is using to stuff the turkey (or more frequent chicken) for the Christmas dinner. I just prefer it without the chicken, prepared in the saucepan and then baked for some time to become more crunchy.
The most important part is to find very nice and very lean beef mince. The nuts already contain 70-80% fat, using a fatty mince will make the stuffing unpleasantly oily.
This is one of the two (or more) traditional Greek “New Year’s Cakes” (βασιλόπιτα). It is basically an orange flavoured cake decorated with almonds and it should contain a coin!
This recipe is for creating a two 9″ cakes. Adapt for your needs.
These are small balls of courgette (like meatballs). You can either Grill or bake them or swallow or deep fry them. I prefer the former because they maintain a more refined taste and are much more lighter (in calories).
Expect about 16 medium balls
Baked would have 1100 Kcal
These are traditional Christmas Greek cookies that are considered a bit healthier and lighter because they have only olive oil instead of butter. This recipe measures everything with a cup, which means that you can use any cup, glass or measuring pot you like. The portions in this recipe are calculated with a small 150ml cup.