Following their preparation using dough made into thick macaroni, they are tossed into a large pan filled with hot oil. They are crispy pancakes traditional to the Mani region of Lakonia. The first pancake, made with a cross in the middle, is dedicated to Christ, the second to the home, the third to the household, and so on.
Traditionally served twice a year, on Christmas day and on the day of the Epiphany, lalangia are made in large quantities either with leaven or yeast. They can be eaten as a confection, sprinkled with sugar or honey, or as a salty snack with cheese and olives.
The tradition of making lalangia is still maintained in many homes, as well as at local association meetings during club events.