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Patatopita: A Traditional Greek Potato Pie

This recipe combines two of my favorite foods: potatoes and pies. Patatopita (πατατόπιτα) is the name of the Greek traditional potato pie. This patatopita recipe comes straight from the beautiful island of Crete which is worldly popular for its local cuisine!  To get the most delicious result, try to use good quality potatoes.

To make this patatopita you need the following ingredients: flour, Greek olive oil, vinegar, potatoes, zucchini, feta cheese, butter, mint, oregano, salt, and pepper.

This delicious traditional patatopita recipe takes around 40 minutes to prepare and one hour to cook.


Patatopita Recipe – Ingredients

For the dough

  • 1/2 of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of Greek olive oil
  • Vinegar
  • Salt

For the filling

  • 1 kg of potatoes
  • 1 cup of Greek olive oil
  • 1 kg of zucchini
  • 1 kg of Greek feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Patatopita Recipe – Instructions

  1. Start this patatopita recipe by making first the dough. Take a deep bowl and slowly add the flour, one glass of water, the Greek olive oil, one tablespoon of vinegar, and salt.
  2. Knead well the ingredients until you get a unified mixture. Divide dough into two pieces in order to get two phyllo.
  3. Wash well the potatoes and zucchini with fresh water, peel them and cut them into small pieces. Sprinkle them with salt.
  4. Preheat oven to 374°F.
  5. Take a medium-sized baking pan and grease it well with some olive oil. Place one of the two doughs.
  6. Crumble the Greek feta cheese with a fork.
  7. Now over the dough place the finely cut potatoes and zucchinis, the crumbled feta cheese. Sprinkle with mint, oregano, and pepper.
  8. Melt the butter and pour over the filling. Now, cover with the other dough. Brush the surface with some olive oil.
  9. Place in oven and bake for around one hour until it gets a nice golden brown color.
  10. Remove from oven and allow to cool down a little bit before cutting and serving.

If you liked this patatopita recipe, then you should try this hortopita recipe. Check out my blog for more delicious traditional Greek recipes.

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