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greek summer omelette "strapatsada"

Recipe by
Maria *

This is the basic recipe of the simplest & fastest summer recipe, ideal for all hours of the day, from breakfast to late at night. Prepared in many different ways all over Greece depending on the region. Some spicy sausage. You could try Chorizo or Kielbasa. Some add chopped bell peppers, sauteed before adding the rest of the ingredients, others also add herbs like oregano, dill or parsley. The combinations are endless. Strapatsada is a dish you will often see on the breakfast menu of5 star hotels. ' Also a great appetizer/meze enjoyed with some crusty bread and a glass of white wine. ENJOY!

yield 4 -5, depending on appetite
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For greek summer omelette "strapatsada"

  • 1
    yellow onion, diced or1/4 cup gr. onions, diced
  • 1 clove
    garlic, mimced
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 4-5 md
    ripe tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh thyme (optional)
  • 1 tsp
    chili flakes (optional
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • pepper
  • 4
    eggs, beaten lightly
  • 4-5 oz
    feta cheese or more
  • parsley for garnish

How To Make greek summer omelette "strapatsada"

  • 1
    Cut off the base of each tomato & grate them until all that's left is the tomato skin. Reserve the grated tomatoes and discard the skins. (You can also finely chop the tomatoes if you don't have a grater)
  • 2
    Place a skillet over medium heat & saute the onion & garlic until they are translucent.
  • Strapatsada Cooking
    Add the grated tomatoes & season with thyme & chili flakes (if using) also add the oregano, paprika & pepper. If your tomatoes are not ripe enough, add a pinch of sugar. Also if using feta cheese be careful with the slat. Cook for about 6-8 minutes, until juices have mostly evaporated.
  • 4
    Pour beaten eggs and mix with a wooden spoon for 1 minute, until eggs start to cook. As soon as they start to set, remove from heat.
  • 5
    Crumble some feta cheese over them. If you want, stir with eggs to incorporate. Drizzle some olive oil, season with pepper. Serve with some warm rustic bread, and sprikle with parsley. Kali Orexi! ENJOY!