“Tigania” This translates into “pan fried”! a “tigani” is a pan! So to make this title easier I will name this recipe: Fried pork bites! It’s a traditional Greek dish and has many variations! Today I have prepared it with lemon and oregano, I hope you like it!
- 1kg chopped pork bites (fat included!)
- ½ cup of water
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Juice of one lemon
- 1 tsp freshly ground oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- Rinse your pork off with plenty of water and add it to a deep pot without straining it. As soon as it starts to saute, add the water and let it boil on 7 (on a scale of 1-9) for about 10 minutes or until an inch of water is left on the bottom of the pot.
- At this point, add your olive oil and raise your heat to 8-9. Keep mixing until the pork has attained a golden brown colour on every side!
- Once you have accomplished that, add your lemon juice and give it a stir. Then add your spices, give it a final mix and set it aside (off the heat) with a lid on top for 5 minutes.
- This helps the pork soften a little bit. Not that it will melt in your mouth…Pork as you all know is tougher than veal but in this recipe it is cooked ideally with an amazing taste to accompany it! Enjoy!