Tasty, traditional Cretan recipes. It’s hard to find a recipe in Cretan cuisine that doesn’t use olive oil. Check out our selection of a few choice recipes well worth trying out.
Small secrets in our kitchen…
Olive oil is the most suitable for cooking and especially frying because is the most stable fat, which means it stands up well to high frying temperatures and it has less risk of oxidation in connection with other vegetable oils. This resistance to heat is due to its high content of monounsaturated acids and vitamin E.
Olive oil is the only vegetable oil that can be re-used for frying up to three times.
Olive oil used for frying should always be hot, if it is cold the food will soak up the oil.
Olive oil contains 9 calories per gram or 1 tablespoon which is about 10ml has 90 calories.
The best and healthiest way to cook our food is to add olive oil at the end of cooking.