Recipe Spotlight: Fried Cod & Garlic Dip

On March 25, Greek Independence Day, the traditional dish to eat is bakalao with skordalia (fried cod) or bakalao spetsiota (baked cod).


Greece Is shares that the eating of cod on this day likely predates the Greek revolution, and stems from the day’s religious significance. Coming normally in the middle of the Lenten fast, Annunciation was a day when the church would allow some exceptions to the period’s normally strict dietary proscriptions. Specifically fish could be consumed, as well as wine. As the country began to observe Greek Independence Day on March 25, the cod-eating tradition came to be associated with that holiday.

Learn how to make this traditional Greek meal at home with the help of this Greece Is recipe.

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