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Pitarakia of Milos

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Egg Free Diet

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Pitarakia of Milos


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For the dough

  • In a mixer’s bowl, beat the salt, flour, and olive oil with the hook attachment. Slowly add the water and beat on medium speed until you have an incorporated, malleable dough.
  • Transfer to a bowl, cover with a plastic wrap and allow the dough to rest for 1 hour at room temperature. 

For the filling

  • Crumble the cheese with your hands or grate it with the grater. Place the cheese in a bowl.
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Finely chop the onion and garlic.
  • Sauté the onion for 3 minutes until golden. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the onion and garlic to the bowl. Mix with the cheese.
  • Add the pepper and the finely chopped mint.
  • Heat the sunflower oil in a deep pan.
  • Dust the kitchen counter with flour. Roll out the dough in a 40x50 cm rectangle (0,5 cm thick) with the rolling pin.
  • Cut the dough in 15 pieces with a round 12 cm cookie cutter.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of filling in the center of each round dough piece.
  • Sprinkle the edges with some water and close the round dough pieces into half-moons. Seal the edges with a fork.
  • Add the pitarakia to the hot oil for 1-2 minutes until golden (add them in 3 batches). Remove using a strainer spoon and set on paper towel to drain excess oil.
  • Serve with mint.


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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
15 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
24 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
25 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
10 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
1 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
14 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
6 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
10 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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