Traditional Cretan recipe Papa Manolis

"Papa-Manolis" from Crete
Traditional Greek Recipe

For 4 portions


Aspros Lagos Red Douloufakis

Combines well with Douloufakis "Aspros Lagos Red Wine"

1 kg pork meat (shoulder blade or leg)
1 kg potatoes
1/2 glass of olive oil
1 glass of red wine "Aspros Lagos Douloufakis"

A big frying pan with a lid

How to cook the recipe "Papa-Manolis"

1. Cut the pork meat in pieces.
2. Season with salt, pepper and oregano. Then mix them all.
3. Clean and cut the potatoes in large piecies.
4. Place the pork meat into the fry pan and pour a glass of water.
5. Boil on low heat until the water evaporates.
6. Pour in a glass of red dry wine "Aspros Lagos Douloufakis". Cover and boil on a low heat for 10 minutes.
7. Add the potatoes and some water in the pan.
8. Cover the pan and leave to cook for 10 min.
9. When all juices evaporate pour 1/2 glass of oil.
10. Served with a glass of red dry wine "Aspros Lagos Douloufakis" from the variety of Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon.
"Kali orexi" and cheers from Crete!

Once  adding the potatoes. Just pan the pan back and forth to keep the food from sticking.


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Cretan grape variety Malvasia

Famous Cretan wine during  the Venetian occupation of the island.


Cretan grape variety Liatiko

A unique variety, that dates back to the 3rd and 2nd century BC. As it has perfectly adapted to the warm climate of Crete, Liatiko manages to create delicate wines, full of finesse that can accompany every meal. This unique variety gives each wine an exquisite bouquet of aromas, with fresh red fruits dominating.


Cretan grape variety Vidiano

An old indigenous cultivar, which is also mentioned as "Avidiano". Vines of Vidiano were scattered among other varieties in the old vineyards of Crete. It is a vigorous and productive variety, late-ripening in the Dafnes vineyard and resistant to heat. Vidiano gives us wines with rich, fruity aromas, full body and balanced acidity.



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