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Aginares a la Polita: A Traditional Greek Artichokes with Potatoes Recipe

I always enjoy eating vegetables on their season and now that spring has officially arrived there are numerous delicious and healthy options. Artichoke, which is one of the first spring vegetables after winter, is definitely one of them and that brought me a desire to cook a mouthwatering Greek food dish. The name of if it is Aginares a la polita which literally means artichokes in the city-style. The city Greeks refer to is Polis, the former Constantinople. Easy to cook, aginares a la polita is even more delicious when you pick fresh and tender artichokes rather than frozen ones. In addition to that, this Greek artichoke dish is ideal if you fast. In case you are not fasting, I suggest adding avgolemono sauce!

The ingredients you need to cook aginares a la polita, one of the most famous ladera Greek foods, are artichokes, lemon juice, carrots, potatoes, fresh onions, dill, Greek olive oil, salt, and pepper. But, be cautious once you cook artichokes, you can preserve them only for 24 hours in the refrigerator!

This aginares a la polita recipe, which serves 4 to 6 persons, will take 35 minutes to prepare and 45 minutes to cook.

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Aginares a la Polita Recipe – Ingredients

  • 12 -18 artichokes
  • juice from 2-3 lemons
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 kilo potatoes
  • 4- 5 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • 1 bunch of fresh dill
  • salt
  • pepper

Aginares a la Polita Recipe – Instructions

  1. Start this recipe by carefully washing the fresh artichokes under fresh water. Remove the stem of the artichokes as well as the outer leaves. Leave only the tender leaves. Now, drizzle each artichoke with the juice of two lemons. Take a large bowl, fill it with water, add some lemon juice and place the artichokes. In the case of using frozen artichokes, omit this step.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pot and bring to boil over medium-high heat. Add the green onions and saute until they become tender. Now, add the potatoes and stir for one to two minutes. Add the artichokes, carrots, dill and the remaining lemon juice.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and add hot water in order to cover the artichokes. Cover the pot and simmer until the vegetables become tender. The food should be left with the olive oil. If the sauce is not thick enough, you can add 1 tablespoon of cornflour to thicken it. Serve.

You can serve aginares a la polita as a main course or as a side dish. Stay tuned for more traditional Greek recipes. Enjoy!

 

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