Preparation Time 15 min
Cooking Time 15 min
Persons 4


Beat eggs, flour and salt in a food processor. If batter is too thick, add milk and if batter is too thin, add a little flour. Heat a non-stick frying pan and grease with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, using a brush. Depending on the size of the pan, spoon some batter and tilt in all directions to evenly distribute batter. When it is cooked on one side, turn and cook other side.


Instructions for the filling

Cut the chicken into small pieces. Put them in a bowl and add mustard, onion, half of the olive oil, peppers, salt and pepper, and 200gr of talagani cheese. Mix well until all ingredients are combined.

Put 3 spoons of filling in each petoula and shape into a roll. Place the petoulas in a greased baking dish and brush with olive oil on top. Finally add round sliced tomatoes and the rest of the talagani cheese. Bake in preheated oven at 180 – 200 o C for 15 min until the petoulas are crispy, the tomatoes golden brown and the cheese has melted.

Nutritional Value

Petoulas is a dish rich in complex carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins such as complex-B vitamins, and trace elements such as manganese. The addition of talagani cheese offers an important source of animal protein, calcium, phosphorus, complex-B vitamins and vitamin A.


Festivals and Special Occasions

Petoulas can be considered the equivalent to today’s crepes. It was a secret shared by grandmothers, who did not want to let any leftovers go wasted and at the same time make all family members happy and satisfied. Depending on what had gone uneaten from the previous day’s meals and using a lot of imagination, the grandmother of the family would 

Ingredients for petoules

  • 300ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 7 tablespoons flour
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Ingredients for filling

  • 1 half chicken, oven or pot baked
  • 2 tablespoons of mild mustard
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teacup of olive oil
  • 400gr talagani cheese
  • 2 red Florina peppers, cut into thin strips
  • 4 tomatoes, cut into round slices
  • salt and pepper