Xerotigana (Or Diples)

Xerotigana (Or Diples)

Fried dumplings with sesame seeds and honey.


  • 1 kg. flour
  • ½  cup of olive oil
  • enough water to make a smooth dough
  • a pinch of salt
  • ½ cup of sesame seeds, roasted and partly pounded
  • honey according to taste
  • olive oil for the frying pan


In a large bowl, mix the water, olive oil and salt together, adding the flour gradually. Use as much flour as necessary to make a smooth but not too firm dough.
Spread out the dough with a rolling pin and cut it into thin strips (about 5cm wide and 15-20cm long).
In a large frying pan, heat the oil until quite hot and fry the strips until golden.
Place the fried curly strips on a piece of kitchen paper laid on a large platter to drain.
While still warm, drench with honey and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Source Petroula Gavala

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