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If you’re looking for some traditional Mykonos recipes to add to your repertoire, look no further!
Despite its beautiful beaches and notorious nightlife, Mykonos is the ideal destination to sample traditional Greek cuisine and have a Cycladic gastronomic experience. Mykonos offers something for everyone, from upmarket and globally famous restaurants to street cuisine and traditional bakeries.
If you’re wondering where to eat in Mykonos, you may find both traditional and foreign eateries in Mykonos Town, as well as at most beach bars on the island.
Here are some of our favorites!
Mykonos recipes: The traditional dishes!
Kopanisti is the first on our list of the greatest meals to try in Mykonos. This Mykonian cheese is well-known for its spicy, fragrant flavor, and it pairs well with mezedes or Greek wine. This soft cheese goes through a two-month aging process during which fungus develops. The end result is a cheese that is full of taste, texture, and scent.
Mykonos’ famed windmills may be precisely what your Instagram account needs, but they used to grind barley into flour, helping the local economy. Although flour is now imported from mainland Greece, many island traditions, such as baking traditional almond biscuits, amygdalota, continue to persist.
Amygdalota is similar to marzipan in that it is made with crushed almonds, and sugar, and perfumed with rose or orange flower-scented water before being covered with powdered sugar.
Mostra is another classic one of the Mykonos recipes dish that you must eat when visiting there. Rusk, kopanisti, one big tomato, olive oil, oregano, capers, and olives make up this easy snack. Mostra, like Cretan dakos, is an excellent entrance point. The fiery flavour of the kopanisti combined with the tomato juice and sweet sweetness is a delightful mix. Order a mostra, a glass of ouzo, and a few mezedes.
This classic dish is made with skewered and grilled meat, typically lamb or chicken. Serve it with some pita bread and tzatziki sauce for a delicious meal.
A hearty dish made with eggplant, potatoes, ground meat, and a creamy béchamel sauce. This dish is sure to fill you up!
Two Mykonos recipes in detail!
1. Fried eggplants
- 4 large eggplants
- 1-2 potatoes
- Oil for frying
For the sauce:
- 2 onions
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 kg ripe tomatoes, grated
- 1tbsp tomato paste, diluted in 2tbsp water
- Dried basil
- Olive oil
- Salt, pepper
Sauté the onions in a pot, followed by the garlic and tomatoes. Season with salt, pepper, and basil to taste before tossing in the tomato paste. Simmer for around 30 minutes. Keep an eye on the sauce to ensure it does not burn.
Meanwhile, peel the potatoes and eggplants and cut them into thin slices lengthwise. Fry them in heated olive oil till golden.
Place the potatoes on a plate, followed by the eggplants. When the sauce is finished, pour it over the veggies and serve.
2. Mykonos recipe: Onion Pie
4 pie crusts
150 gr. tyrovolia
30 gr. onion
1 pinch of salt, pepper
1 ply of green onion
Butter and place your pie crusts (20 cm x 20 cm) crosswise. Then, make the filling. In a mixing bowl, combine the cheese, onion, dill, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Mix until the ingredients are uniformly distributed in the mixture. Then, pour two large spoonfuls of the filling into the middle of the crusts. Close the crusts into pouches and tie them with the green onion ply. Pour in the olive oil and bake for 15 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.
We hope that you will enjoy trying out these traditional Mykonos recipes. You won’t have a difficult time finding these ingredients. So, good luck and bon appétit!