You can think of kreatopetes as small personalized kreatopitas wrapped in delicious buttery flakey phyllo (filo). Yes, we think they’re yummy and we’re excited to share our recipe with you!
We have something to share with you that might blow your mind…It’s almost May! I know, right? I have no idea how that happened or who’s idea it was to put 2018 in superdrive. Either way, whoever is responsible – take note, we’re onto you!
One of the great things I love about summer steadily approaching is all the exciting emails we get from people heading off to Greece for either the first time or their 100th. We love how truly happy people are about traveling there. Of course, we love providing any tips we can to help make the trip a success.
Since we’ve spent the past year bouncing around, I don’t think we’ll be going anywhere, so feel free to tag us on Instagram so we can live through our readers 🙂
Anyhow, let’s get to what really matters here, our new Greek recipe for kreatopetes!!
One of the greatest things about this recipe is the fact that kreatopetes are extremely versatile. What I mean by that is you don’t even need to go out of your way to prepare the meat, you could just use whatever leftover ground meat you have in the fridge, add some cheese/spices to it, and you’re good to go. The best part? Well, since it’s all cooked, you can taste as you go and when you’re happy, wrap it in yummy phyllo and boom – you’ve got kreatopetes AKA a delicious Greek meze (appetizer) to serve up to family and friends.
One thing we personally love about these little Greek meat pies is the fact that they are perfect for get-togethers, parties, football games, etc., There these little addictive triangles that are just asking to be devoured. Not to mention, the combination of meat and cheese contained in that buttery goodness.
Okay, sometimes people get a little nervous when they have to work with phyllo. We get it, I can attest personally that there were a lot of ripped, torn, and broken phyllo sheets that came out of the Lemon & Olives kitchen in the beginning. Thus, don’t worry, there is nothing like just diving in and doing it. Here are some tips to help you when it comes to working with phyllo.
Do you have any tips to help your fellow greek food loving chefs out?
We hope these help, and we’d love to hear any extra tips you have for working with phyllo sheets so please comment below ↓. Your fellow cooks and Greek food lovers would appreciate the tips as well!
We hope you enjoy this delicious kreatopetes recipe. These are the perfect Greek appetizers to serve at your next gathering.
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