These little, golden cheese pies that we’ve got for you today are the perfect appetizer…or snack. Made with philo pastry, they’re perfectly crispy on the outside, whereas on the inside hides a delicious creamy filling, slightly tangy and salty thanks to the feta cheese which is the key ingredient.
Pies are an essential feature in Greek cuisine. Every region has its own way of making them and a preference to certain ingredients. The most popular ones are those that combine vegetables with cheese- mainly feta cheese but other types of cheese are used as well.
Leek pie is a very nice pie, delicious with elegant flavors thanks to the sweetness the leek provides to the pie.
Not without reason Greek pies are becoming more and more popular. They’re not only delicious and rich in taste but they are also easy to make. Amongst the most popular ones is the cheese pie, which we had presented in a previous post, and of course equally popular is the famous spinach pie, a classic Greek favorite.
Savory pies are more than common in Greek cuisine. In fact, they are a staple. The most famous is the cheese pie, the one that we prefer mostly as a street food. Everywhere, at every corner of our cities and towns, you can find a “tiropitádiko”, which is basically a small shop with no tables to sit, and where you can be a cheese pie or other kinds of pie and eat them as a street food. As a matter of fact, many Greeks prefer them as a part of their breakfast on the foot –something that we are very used of.
Those of you, who have travelled to Greece, will have undoubtedly tried some souvlaki. It’s our favourite street food, “souvlaki spots” are everywhere and you can see a lot of us Greeks indulging in a luscious souvlaki any time of the day!