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Classic Cretan recipes: Patty from Chania (Chaniotiko Boureki)

(Medium-sized Patty from Hania (Chaniotiko Boureki) baking pan)


For the pastry sheet:

½ kg flour for all uses
3 tbsp. oil
½ tsp. salt
½ water glass red wine
1 glass of lukewarm water

For the filling:

1 ½ kg potatoes, cut in thin slices
1 ½ kg courgettes, cut in thin slices
a little bunch of mint
1 water glass flour for all uses
1 kg mizithra
200 gr. grated kasseri (kind of soft cheese)
about ½ water glass oil
1 water glass milk
2 eggs, 4 tbsp. staka
sesame, for sprinkling


Prepare the pastry sheet: put the water, oil, salt and wine in the flour and knead well. Cover the dough and leave it for about 30 minutes.
Cut the dough in two and roll out two medium-sized pastry sheets. Lay one of them in a large oiled baking pan. Then add the potatoes, courgettes and mizithra in layers. Add some salt, pepper, mint, flour and kasseri over each layer. Beat the eggs with the milk and staka and pour them on top of the patty. Then pour the oil on top of it. Place the other pastry sheet on top, baste it with some oil and sprinkle with sesame. Cut the patty in square pieces and put it for 1 - 1 1/4 hour in the oven, which you have pre-heated at 180° C.