100 Favorite Dishes, No. 31: Loukoumathes at Greek Fest
Greek Fest is coming!
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In just about a month, the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in North Dallas will become the epicenter for the biggest Greek party of the year. For three days, thousands of people will come to eat gyros, drink lots of Fix beer and get in touch with their inner Grecians.
I've visited the festival for the last few years, and it's one of the better cultural events in Dallas. And every year I go, I finish my stay with an order sticky Loukoumathes, fresh from the oil. They're often so hot they let out a burst of steam when you bite them, filling your nose with their wonderful aroma.
There's often a line to the loukoumathes tent, and batches are scooped up seconds after they emerge from the frier. They never sit around for more than a few minutes.
They're tossed in a little honey and sesame seeds. The embellishments bond with the golden, hot dough, and release a fragrance that only draws more hungry louloumathes fans. Oh, and bees. Watch out for bees.
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