Question. What is Stifatho?
Answer. Stifatho is a very delicious dish and it can be made with rabbit, meat, chicken or fish. The authentic recipe is with rabbit. This dish is like a stew and it is made on the stovetop with lots of perl onions as the main ingredient.


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This recipe can be used with veal or chicken.

Nutritional information


Recipe directions

  • In order for the onions to remain whole, cut this side of the onion but not the other.
  • Cut all the onions the same way. Wash and set aside.
  • Next, cut the rabbit in smaller pieces.
  • Rince the meat with water, as shown next.
  • Leave rabbit in colander for 10-15 minutes to get rid of excess water.
  • Next, you must let the rabbit soak for 15 minutes.
  • Coarsely chop the garlic as shown.
  • Saute the onions for about a minute or two at medium/high heat and immediately add the rabbit, shown next.
  • Add the salt and pepper.
  • Next, we will add the some red wine and continue sautéing.
  • Take a little taste to make sure all the alcohol has evaporated, prior to adding the tomato sauce.
  • Next, add the water/tomato paste mixture, still on medium high heat.
  • Add some more water and tomato paste. Lower the heat to medium.
  • Next, immediately add the sugar and spices.
  • Continue sautéing the onions and remove each one individually when done, shown next.
  • Set onions aside for now.
  • Sauté the potatoes the same way for 2-3 minutes.
  • Set potatoes aside for now.
  • At this point, add the sautéed potatoes and whole onions.
  • Add some vinegar.
  • Simmer at medium-low heat for another hour and a half with cover on, or until only the oil remains.

NOTE: If this Greek recipe is of interest to you, you may watch our video with step by step instructions and precise ingredient amounts. Stifatho video

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