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Octopus in the oven by Argiro

Μελωμένο χταποδάκι με τσακιστές πατάτες! Γιατί..λείπει η Pescanova από τη Σαρακοστή; Δεν λείπει!

1 hour 20 min

For octopus: 

  • Put in a small pot all the ingredients: onions, fennel cut in 4 pieces, garlic cloves, cherry tomatoes, parsley spray, oregano and thyme.
  • Add bay leaves and pepper grains.
  • On top of these, add octopus. Pour olive oil and vinegar.
  • Cover the pot very well.
  • Put the pot in a medium heat for 50′ until it is soft. Check with a knife if octopus is gentle.
  • On half of the boiling procedure, octopus will produce many liquids, but do not worry because  it will be vanished.
  • Put potatoes in a baking sheet and add 2 -3 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Add 2 garlic cloves between them, thyme and oregano.
  • On top of the potatoes, place the octopus with the vegetables.
  • Pour with the liquids from the pot. If you like, add some hot pepper.
  • Bake this food in oven at 200°C  on air function for 20′ – 25′, until potatoes absorb all liquids.
  • Optionally, sparkle with parsley for serving.

For potatoes: 

  • Wash them really well and boil them in salted water for 15′ .
  • Boiling time will be 15′  – 20′, depends on the size of the potatoes.
  • When they are ready, remove them and press them down, until they are broken.
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Recipe for 4 people


For the octopus:
1 ολόκληρο χταπόδι Pescanova
Χταπόδι Ολόκληρο
6 small onions
1 small fennel
4 garlic cloves
1 bay leaf
2 parsley sprays
5-6 pepper grains
Oregano and Thyme
4 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. vinegar balsamic
5-6 cherry tomatoes

For potatoes:
500 γρ. baby potatoes
3 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves
2-3 oregano or thyme
1 chilly pepper