Quick culinary tour to Rhodes Greece

While ago my husband and I were talking about  beautiful places that our countries  have..So, I said “why not post about Rhodes in Greece?”

limaniI used to study in that island for 3 years and it was an outstanding place. It was the first time that I left from my parents house.. You see.. I was not even 18 yet..! In the beginning the idea of live by yourself in an island far away from your parents sounds great,but once you realize that you have to do everything by yourself at the age of 18,wasn’t such a great idea to me! After a month I got used of the people,the place,the study and the beauty of this place!

  The island of Rhodes is at a crossroads between Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. This has given the city and the island many different identities, cultures, architectures, and languages over its long history. Its position in major sea routes has given Rhodes a very rich history. The island has been inhabited since about 4000 BC!Really old!old town  petaloudesLindos GIOS pAVLOS rODOU

rhodes

By walking in the Old Town of Rhodes it takes you back to the  Middle Ages, the smell of the seafood,the sea and the music makes you dozed! One of the traditional  recipes that I’ve learn is Pitaroudia  and Moschopougia. Pitaroudia is a garbanzo bean patty with herbs.


pitaroudia    
Ingredients: 

  •    1.1 lb of  garbanzo beans,put the garbanzo beans in bowl full of water and you leave it overnight,but you can buy the can as well.
  •  2 shredded tomatoes
  • 1 yellow onion,chopped
  • 2 tbsp of mint
  • 1 cup of water
  • 7.5 oz Gluten Free flour
  • salt and pepper

As I wrote above,leave the beans in a bowl of water, overnight. The next day,you shred them and mix them with the chopped onions,the mint,the tomatoes and the water.

Add the flour and you mix it really good.

Take a tablespoon of that mixture and fry it in a  high heat.

Doesn’t take more that 2-3 minutes each side.

Moschopougia is a very easy dessert,something like a cookie.7

Preheat the oven at 350 F.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups finely shredded walnuts
  • 1 cup finely shredded raw almonds,peeled 
  • 1  cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg 
  • a pinch of  clove in powder
  • powder sugar
  • 1/2 cup rose water

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Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix it well. Gradually,add the rose water until it becomes a nice dough like a paste that doesn’t stick in your hands.

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Put the cookies in a tray with parchment sheet. Make any shape you want and bake for 10 minutes. Don’t let them more because  they will get really hard! Let them cool.

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When they cool ,dip them into a bowl of rosewater and then,roll them in the powder sugar.

Don’t let them exposed,because they will get dry easily.

I hope you enjoyed the tour 🙂

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