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Hilopites

Hilopites: Greek homemade pasta, crafted from semolina, eggs, milk, and salt, used in a variety of dishes like mizithra, soups, or as a side.

Close-up of uncooked Greek ‘Hilopites’ like lasagna

Hilopites are a typical, traditionally homemade kind of pasta that brings back rustic memories of the Greek provinces and big, family dinners in the village.

Hilopites are made of semolina flour, eggs, milk, and salt. To prepare the hilopites, the dough is spread out into a thin sheet, phyllo (or filo), and then cut into narrow strips, although in some areas, hilopites are cut into small rectangles. The dough is then left to dry out in a clean environment.

They can be cooked in various ways, but they are excellent either when served with grated mizithra and tomato sauce, or as a soup or as a side dish for kokkinisto, pot-roasted chicken and other delicious Greek dishes.

Source: My Little Greek Foodbook

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