My Favorite Greek Breakfast “Trahana” Recipe.
It’s a cold morning, and you’re craving something warm and comforting for breakfast. You go to the kitchen and realize that there’s nothing in the fridge except some yogurt and milk (and maybe some stale bread).
No matter how much you want some Greek yogurt with your granola, it just isn’t going to happen! Fortunately for us Americans who are used to our non-traditional breakfast options, there exists an alternative: Trahana. In Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean, trahana, a wheat product, is consumed as a porridge as well as frequently incorporated to soups and stews. This is a quick and simple breakfast recipe that is ideal for adults who enjoy a high-carb start to the day or as a comforting dish for children.
What is Trahana
One of the oldest cuisines in the Eastern Mediterranean is trahana, a microscopic grain product in the shape of a pebble that varies greatly across Greece. It developed primarily as a clever method of milk preservation. Either semolina, wheat flour, bulgur, or cracked wheat is used to make trahana. The flour or wheat is combined with milk, buttermilk, or yogurt to create a thick paste. A Lenten trahana is a dish that is prepared in Thrace using flour and vegetable pulp and spiced with sesame seeds and spicy pepper flakes.
If you’re looking for a great way to use up leftover milk and yogurt, Trahana is the dish for you. It’s a traditional Greek breakfast that consists of toasted orzo (a type of pasta), milk and yogurt. The meal can be enjoyed hot or cold—as we did with this week’s recipe!
Trahana is just one example of how we serve our guests at our restaurant each day: we try our best to make sure they’re happy with both their food and service every time they come into the door.
- Sour cream (1/2 cup)
- Eggs (2)
- Olive oil (1 tablespoon)
- Salt and pepper to taste.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the sour milk or yogurt and stir until the mixture is smooth.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
Trahana is a thick porridge made from wheat. It’s served with honey, fresh fruit and yogurt.
You can make your own trahana at home by following these instructions:
Mix together water and flour in a large bowl until you have a dough ball (add more flour if it’s too wet).
Knead the dough until smooth between two pieces of waxed paper; cover and rest for 30 minutes.
The traditional Greek breakfast is made with sour milk or yogurt. It’s served with honey, butter and jam. Greek cooks also use olive oil to cook the eggs in their tzatziki sauce which adds a rich flavor to the dish.
Add-ins and Variations
Add-Ins: You can add any number of things to your tahini sauce, including raisins, honey, nuts and cinnamon. You can also make it sweeter or spicier depending on your liking!
Variations: For example, if you’d like a sweeter taste you could use agave nectar instead of regular sugar syrup; or if you want something with more heat in the tahini then go ahead and add red chili pepper flakes (like cayenne).
Yields 4 servings of trahana
- 4 servings of trahana
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, divided
- 1 pound bacon, diced into small pieces (about 1/2 cup)
- 2 medium onions, diced into small pieces (about 1/2 cup)
- 4 eggs, scrambled with half a teaspoon of salt and pepper to taste.
It is a traditional breakfast dish in Greece and the main ingredient is sour milk or yogurt.
It is a traditional Greek breakfast dish and the main ingredient is sour milk or yogurt. Traditionally, it is made with flour, water and yogurt (or even water), but you can add whatever else you like to this recipe. The result is an easy-to-make breakfast that’s high in protein and low in fat.
Trahana can be served warm or cold—the choice depends on what kind of meal plan your family has for the day! When choosing whether to make it ahead of time before eating them at home, keep in mind that if they sit out too long they’ll lose their freshness due to oxidation from air exposure.
This recipe is a simple, traditional trahana with a twist. The main ingredient is sour milk or yogurt and it’s made with eggs on top of the yogurt. To make it more interesting, you can add all kinds of other ingredients, such as chopped apricots, peaches or plums (which go well with pancakes). You can also add spices like cinnamon or nutmeg if you want something unusual for breakfast!
Other than that there are no other special rules when making this dish apart from making sure your cooking vessel is clean before putting anything else into it because everyone knows how important hygiene is when cooking food at home.