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Dakos: Cretan Meze (Ντάκος: Κρητικό μεζέ)

Cretan cuisine (Κρητική κουζίνα) - Dakos: Cretan Meze (Ντάκος: Κρητικό μεζέ)

A traditional meze or light meal on the island of Crete, dakos (also called "koukouvayia") is often called "Greek bruschetta," and is easy to make with few ingredients and no cooking.

 Dakos
 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 of a large round barley rusk
  • 1 large tomato, coarsely grated (discard skin)
  • 3 heaped tbsp of feta cheese, crumbled
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • freshly ground pepper
  • Greek oregano

Preparation:

  1. Run the rusk under a spray of water to moisten.
  2. Grate the tomato with a vegetable grater into a strainer over a bowl so most of the liquid drains off.
  3. Spread the grated tomato on the rusk and top with cheese. 
  4. Sprinkle with pepper and a good amount of oregano, and drizzle with olive oil.
  5. One rusk serves 1 as a light meal, 2-4 as a meze.

Enjoy your meal (Καλή όρεξη)

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