Our Favorite Greek Sausage Dishes

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Although sausages aren’t the first things that come to mind when you think of Greek food, they have a very real presence in the cuisine. Traditional sausage recipes can be found all over Greece, and the recipes differ according to the family or the region they are made. Most of these variations have to do with the fact that Greek cooking is locally based, and if certain ingredients are found in abundance in an area, they might make their way into the sausage. The recipes listed here represent our personal experiences.

Besides making the sausage itself, the sausages also make their way into some popular dishes. Here’s a look at some of our favorite recipes that include sausages:

Traditional Greek Sausage

Although you can often find Greek sausage or loukaniko, at the store, it can be fun to make your own. Our version uses a combination of veal and pork and is seasoned with red pepper flakes, orange zest, and coriander. All of these spices are commonly found throughout Greece. In Greece, the meats in the sausages may vary depending on what is available, but the flavors are often very similar.

Sausages and Peppers

Once the sausages are made, you can easily cook them and eat them plain. However, this dish livens up the sausages and gives you the chance to add vegetables. After all, these vegetables grow in abundance all over Greece and the people love to add vegetables whenever they can. This recipe uses plenty of tomatoes, peppers, and garlic. You can also add onion, if you want.

Smyrna Sausages

There was a time when Asia Minor, which is now the modern-day country of Greece, and a lot of Greek people living there. Today, that is not the case, and the Greek families that remain are now scattered throughout the globe. However, they all took with them remnants of their cuisine. These unique sausages, which are prepared after the sausages are filled in a zesty tomato sauce, is one of these dishes.

Loukaniko (Sausage) Gyros

Did you know that you can slice Greek sausages and use them in place of Gyro meat for this popular sandwich? The end result is a sandwich that has a unique flavor and is incredibly delicious. The sausage meat contrasts with the other gyro ingredients well, such as the tzaziki, or yogurt sauce.

Sausage and Potato and Omelet

Eggs are abundantly found in Greece, and as a result of this, there are a few traditional omelet recipes in the cuisine. They aren’t always served as a breakfast, either. Greek omelets are hearty and often eaten as part of the main meal of the day. This recipe is made from sausages and potatoes, which make it feel more like a substantial meal.

Sausages are an important part of Greek cuisine. These recipes represent some of the best that the you can make!

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