These golden and crispy easy-to-make-easy-to-taste mini pies make an excellent appetizer! They are called “malathropites” and they are traditionally made in the island of Chios.

Serves: 5-6 Prep. time: 15′ Cooks in: 20′ Ready in: 35′

80 g fish roe
½ cup water + a little extra
4 tbsp dill, finely chopped
3 spring onions, finely chopped
1 large ripe tomato, peeled, finely chopped
1 ½ cup flour
vegetable oil for frying

Step 1
Dissolve fish roe in half cup water and then mix all ingredients in a bowl. Add a little extra water to get a thick batter.

Step 2
Heat oil on high heat and add spoonfuls of batter, a few at a time. Fry on both sides until nicely colored. Drain on kitchen paper and serve warm.

Photo: George Drakopoulos – Food styling: Tina Webb

Και η συνταγή στα ελληνικά: Μαλαθρόπιτες Χίου