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Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης!

Greece is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and it owns no less than 2,500 islands, 165 of which are inhabited. Crete is the biggest of them all and it has the most amazing beaches you can imagine.

The island is rich in history and it was there that the earliest recorded civilization in Europe, the Minoan, was born and flourished between 2700 BC and 1420 BC.

Crete is an important part of Greece’s economic and cultural life and it is in the southern part of the Aegean Sea. The island is mountainous and a high mountain range crosses it from east to west. Its rocky surface has carved the character of the people living there.

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During World War II, the island played a major role in the resistance and it was there that the famous Battle of Crete took place in May 1941.

Crete has a local kitchen that diverges from all the other local kitchens in Greece. Cretan diet is considered to be one of the healthiest, most nutritious and comprehensive ones recommended by doctors and dietitians around the world.

The principal aspects of this diet include proportionally high consumption of olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits, and vegetables, moderate to high consumption of fish, moderate consumption of dairy products (mostly as cheese and yogurt), moderate wine consumption, and low consumption of meat and meat products according to Wikipedia.

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I believe the epitome of Cretan diet is Cretan Dacos. It is an absolutely perfect dish in its simplicity and combines main and important elements for a healthy and nutritious meal. The original one is made with xinomizithra an unpasteurized Greek cheese, a sour variant of mizithra. It is made from ewes’ and/or goats’ whey with the addition of milk. The cheese is soft, white, creamy and granular. In most cases, feta cheese is a substitute of xinomizithra and this is how the rest of Greece eats Cretan Dakos. Do try it and you will realize that simple as it may look and sound, it is absolutely delicious and addictive.

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Cretan Dakos

Ingredients

1 kritharokouloura (is a barley rusk typical and traditional of Crete and you can find it in deli stores or on the internet, in case you cannot find it use any type of thick barley rusk)

1 tomato60 gr. feta cheese, crumbled

Pinch of oreganoand salt

6 tbsp olive oil

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Instructions

You put the kritharokouloura under the tub and bath it for a few seconds (count to 10) to make it softer.

In a pot with boiling water, sink the tomato and let it boil for 1 minute.

Remove, peel it and dice it.

Put the kritharokouloura on a dish and add 3 tbsp of olive oil.

Add the diced tomato, the salt and above it add the crumbled feta cheese.

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Pour the remaining 3 tbsp of olive oil and season with the oregano.

It is ready to be consumed.

Trust me on this it looks simple but once you start eating you simply cannot stop.

The proportions are only indicative you can add or subtract according to your liking.

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5.0 from 7 reviews
Cretan Dakos
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Greek
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 1 kritharokouloura (is a barley rusk typical and traditional of Crete and you can find it in deli stores or on the internet, in case you cannot find it use any type of thick barley rusk)
  • 1 tomato
  • 60 gr. feta cheese, crumbled
  • Pinch of oregano and salt
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. You put the kritharokouloura under the tub and bath it for a few seconds (count to 10) to make it softer.
  2. In a pot with boiling water, sink the tomato and let it boil for 1 minute.
  3. Remove, peel it and dice it.
  4. Put the kritharokouloura on a dish and add 3 tbsp of olive oil.
  5. Add the diced tomato, the salt and above it add the crumbled feta cheese.
  6. Pour the remaining 3 tbsp of olive oil and season with the oregano.
  7. It is ready to be consumed.
  8. Trust me on this it looks simple but once you start eating you simply cannot stop.
  9. The proportions are only indicative you can add or subtract according to your liking.

5.0 from 7 reviews
Κρητικός Ντάκος
 
'Ολοι γνωρίζουμε και αγαπάμε αυτό το πιάτο της Κρητικής κουζίνας! Το έχουμε κάνει και μεις δικό μας!
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Σαλάτα, Ορεκτικό
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Ελληνική
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 1 κριθαροκουλούρα
  • 1 ντομάτα
  • 60 γρ. φέτα, θρυμματισμένη
  • 1 πρέζα ρίγανη και αλάτι
  • 6 κ.σ. ελαιόλαδο
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Βάζετε την κριθαροκουλούρα κάτω από τη βρύση για λίγα δευτερόλεπτα ώστε να μαλακώσει.
  2. Σε μια κατσαρόλα με βραστό νερό, βυθίστε την ντομάτα και αφήστε να βράσει για 1 λεπτό.
  3. Αφαιρέστε τη φλούδα και κόψτε τη σε κύβους.
  4. Βάλτε την κριθαροκουλούρα σε ένα πιάτο και προσθέστε 3 κουταλιές της σούπας ελαιόλαδο.
  5. Προσθέστε τους κύβους ντομάτας, το αλάτι και πάνω από αυτά προσθέστε την τριμμένη φέτα.
  6. Ρίξτε τις υπόλοιπες 3 κουταλιές της σούπας ελαιόλαδο και τη ρίγανη.

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