Dakos....A Taste Of Crete

Crete is  one of the biggest islands in Greece.  Men from Crete are compared to men from Sicily: they will defend their honor at all cost, and the honor of their unmarried daughters!! The men are very jealous: they are ready to shoot their double barreled shotguns while the Sicilians will use their "Lupara" a home made sawed off double barreled shotgun.

Home Made Lupara Used In Sicily
Photo Courtesy Of Wikipedia On Google

I really slipped off the subject this time didn't I.... so Dakos is very much eaten in Crete.  It is usually made of round whole grain barley rusks.  Today we are having whole grain wheat rusks as shown in the photo mixed with feta cheese, olive oil, and fresh tomatoes with oregano.

You will need:
Serves 4 - 6 as a salad.
-  5 of the above rusks (220 gms) pulverized with a blender.
-  200 gms. of extra quality Feta cheese turned into a paste.
-  1 Tbsp. oregano.
-  5 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil.
-  3 big fresh red tomatoes cut in wedges.
-  1 hot chili.
-  Freshly ground pepper.
-  No salt because the feta is salty enough.
-  Pulverize the  5 rusks of wheat into a blender as per photo.

Getting Ready To Pulverize The
Pulverized Rusks Pressed Into
A Spring Detachable Mold
Similar To A Cheese Cake

-  Add the 5 Tbsp. of the olive oil and blend together till oil is well blended into the pulverized rusks.
-  Refrigerate for one hour.
-  Meanwhile put all the crumbled feta into the blender with some oil, the chili and turn both into a paste.

-  Spread feta mix over the pulverized rusks. Wet your spatula with oil to facilitate the spreading.
-  Sprinkle the oregano.
-  Arrange the fresh tomato wedges as in photo.

-  Drizzle some olive oil and some more oregano over the whole lot and serve cold.
Bon Appétit,


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