Some food tastes good but it doesn’t look pretty. In fact, I don’t think it’s meant to look pretty. It’s just meant to comfort you. Oh and fill you up :) Tonight was one of those meals. I think Giada calls things “rustic” when they are homey and not picture perfect. So we’ll call this our rustic Greekfest.
Yesterday Tom went to the butcher and surprised me by bringing home lamb! So, we had saganaki/lamb kabobs today, with some tzatziki, pita, Greek style peas and potatoes, and saganaki. You can see the recipe for the kabobs and tzatziki here.
To Make Saganaki
1. Cut about a 1/2″ slice of kefalotyri or kasseri cheese.
2. Dip the cheese in a beaten egg (I also add a little lemon juice).
3. Dredge in flour seasoned with some fresh pepper.
4. Melt butter in a skillet.
5. Cook cheese in butter until it is browned and melty.
6. Splash with brandy.
7. Flame the brandy (shake pan a little).
8. Say “OPA!”
9. Squirt with fresh lemon.
10. Eat on pita and say “mmmm.”