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"froutalia" greek omelette from andros island

Recipe by
Maria *

"Froutalia is a traditional dish from the Cyclades islands (Aegean Sea). It can be made with a variety of ingredients depending on the season. Like zucchini, artichokes, or broad beans. But always includes a local sausage and potatoes. Cooked either stovetop or baked. Froutalia can quickly be put together as a "maze" appetizer or summer lunch for unexpected guests. Based on free-range eggs, local fennel flavored pork sausage, and "Volaki" a mature piquant cheese. I believe the following recipe will help you recreate the local dish at home. Delicious served hot or cold tastes great too.

yield 6 -8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For "froutalia" greek omelette from andros island

  • 1-2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2
    medium size sausages 9italian style with herbs)
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter (optional)
  • 4
    medium size potatoes, boiled, cooled & thinly sliced
  • 6-8
  • 1/3 c
  • 3/4 c
    grated cheese,like myzritha or feta
  • salt & pepper (easy on the salt due to the cheese)
  • 1/2 bunch
    mint or parsley, chopped

How To Make "froutalia" greek omelette from andros island

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    Place a frying pan or skillet over medium heat. Cut the sausage into1/4 inch pieces and saute in the frying pan, for 1 -2 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  • 3
    If the pan is dry add 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 Tbsp butter. Add the potatoes, sliced as thinly as possible round. Season with salt & pepper and saute for 1 -2 minutes until golden.
  • 4
    TIP: At this point, you can either continue cooking in the ovenproof skillet and bake in the preheated oven till eggs are set, for about 10 minutes or in a baking dish like I did.
  • 5
    Lightly grease a 10-inch baking dish and spread a layer of the sauteed potatoes overlapping. Add a layer of the sausage slices. Sprinkle some cheese between layers. If you have remaining pieces of potatoes & sausage you can make one more layer.
  • 6
    In a bowl beat eggs, milk, pepper, freshly chopped mint, and remaining cheese and mix. Pour the mixture over the potatoes & sausages and bake for about 20 minutes.
  • 7
    Remove, cut in wedges and serve with fresh crusty bread and Greek tomato salad Kali Orexi: ENJOY!!!