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Homemade chips

Potato. A staple across the land.

βραστές πατάτες (vrastes patates): boiled potatoes

οφτή πατάτα (ofti patata): baked potato

πατατάκι (patataki): potato crisp (or chip). Sometimes τσιπς (chips)

πατατοσαλάτα (patatosalata): potato salad with olive oil, finely sliced onions, mayonnaise, lemon juice or vinegar.

πατάτες ψητές στον φούρνο (patates psites sto fourno): roast potatoes, often flavoured with lemon juice, olive oil, lemon, garlic and oregano; also known as πατάτες ριγανάτες (patates riganates) or πατάτες λαδορίγανη (patates ladorigani).

πατάτες ογκρατέν (patates ograten): au gratin

πατατούλας (patatoulas): fond name for potatoes; in a taverna they will be fried

πουρές (poures): puréed or mashed

τηγανητές πατάτες (tiganites patates): fries or tsips. The very best are fried golden in olive oil and sprinkled with oregano.

ψητή πατάτα (psiti patata): baked potato

ψητή πατάτα με τη φλούδα (psiti patata me ti flouda): jacket potato

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Alexander Baxevanis