Greeks love to sit around a table of small plates of delicious food, sharing the food and good company. Here are some favorite dishes that require no utensils. Just grab and enjoy!
Listed in alphabetical order.
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Whether your passion is flaky pastry dough or the cheeses of Greece, these little cheese pie triangles are a delight. Try fixing them with young cooks since they are fun and easy, and the triangles are the perfect "kid size" for eating.
02 of 07
Souvlakia, chunks of meat on little skewers, are a favorite in Greece, and this version with lamb is a tasty meze to accompany spirits or pre-dinner beverages. This recipe calls for three days of marinating and cooking on the fourth day, so plan ahead. The end result is worth it.
03 of 07
Keftethakia is a favorite dish and easy to make. I usually make up large batches of the meat mixture and use some for these cocktail meatballs, and others for hamburger patties or meatballs in sauce.
04 of 07
Marithes are small picarel or smelts that are fried whole and served with lemon wedges. They make a fabulous seafood meze and because they are so small, they are a favorite finger food.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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06 of 07
Spinach pie is a Greek favorite and can be made in many ways. This recipe includes simplified phyllo handling and uses commercially prepared phyllo dough.
07 of 07
Stuffed grape leaves are a favorite appetizer and meze, and one of the most traditional of all Greek dishes. This version is made with rice and herbs, but there are several versions from which to choose. These are always party favorites and well worth the time it takes to make them!