and yet another meze dish: cut 500g potatoes in small cubes and fry in olive oil. meanwhile pestle 2-3 cloves of garlic with 1/2 tsp sea salt thoroughly, until it becomes a thick paste. chop half a bundle of fresh coriander. when the potatoes are done, transfer them on a plate. put the garlic-salt paste and the coriander into the pan and heat for a few minutes. put the potatoes back into the pan, stir well and season, if needed, with some more salt and black pepper. can be served lukewarm or cold.
here comes the next meze dish: grate 500g zucchini and mix with 1/2 tsp salt, let it stand for about 15 minutes. meanwhile chop 1 bundle of italian parsley and cut two shallots finely. transfer the grated zucchini onto a sieve and press a bit to remove excessive liquid. mix zucchini with parsley and shallots, add 50g feta cheese crumbles, 2 eggs and 50g flour. stir well and season with salt and black pepper. fry the fritters in olive oil for about 4 minutes on each side (using ≈1 tbsp dough apiece).
one item from our meze table: mix in a bowl 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 onion, finely diced, 2 tbsp chopped and toasted pine nuts, 2 tbsp chopped parsley, 2 tbsp breadcrumbs, and one egg. add 250g minced meat and knead well. cut about 150g feta cheese in little dices (1.5-2 cm edge length). form little meat balls around the cubes and fry in olive oil.
tonight we had a selection of meze dishes, namely:
it took me quite a while to prepare all these – 3 hours to be exact.
i was secretly hoping for leftovers but all the plates were cleaned (we had three guests).
i will post recipes in the next days. and probably get the image sizes fixed.