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Fourtalia

Fourtalia, a popular omelette on Andros and Tinos, features potatoes, fat (glina), and fresh mint. Variations include local sausage, broad beans, artichokes, onions, and marrow. Enjoyed year-round, it’s a savory delight, also …

Close-up of piece of Greek ‘Fourtalia’ omelet with potatoes
Fourtalia or Froutalia

Throughout the world, omelette with potatoes is among the world’s most popular and easy-to-prepare foods.

On the island of Andros and Tinos, this omelette is called froutalia or fourtalia, a traditional dish that has enabled housewives to save face when confronted by a sudden arrival of visitors.

The ingredients of fourtalia vary from season to season so you can enjoy it all year round with different recipes. Fourtalia is a delightful omelette made with potatoes and a solid dose of fat, glina, and flavored with fresh mint. Fresh broad beans, artichokes, onions, marrow are some of the ingredients added, but what makes a traditional fourtalia truly tarditional is the use of the local sausage. You can also try it roasted in the oven.

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