Metsovo

Eggs on a lupata (spit-roasted)

Eggs on a spit for those cold winter nights by the fireplace.
Ηπειρώτικο Πρωινό-Eggs on a lupata (spit-roasted)
Before cooking...

In the local Aromanian dialect, “lupata” means shovel. In the recipe’s context, lupata is the small fireplace shovel used for stirring the coal bed or cleaning the ashes. In the mountainous regions, where the winter was harsh, people spent most of their nights by the fireplace, where they often prepared quick hot snacks like these spit-roasted eggs.

Eggs on a lupata (spit-roasted)

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • Olive oil (for the shovel)
  • Salt (to preference)
  • Pepper (to preference)

Execution

  1. Wrap the fireplace shovel with aluminum foil.
  2. Lightly brush the shovel with olive oil, breaks the eggs on it, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the shovel over the fireplace spit until the eggs are ready, and serve.

Spit-roasted eggs by the fireplace seem like a good idea, but they’re even better with some toasted bread on the side. Just wrap a few thick slices in aluminum foil, put them on the lupata, and toast them.

After cooking...

Metsovo is home to several chapels and monasteries dating back centuries and representing a significant part of the region’s history. For instance, there are indications that the graceful church of St. Paraskevi has adorned the village’s center since the Byzantine era. The temple has undergone a few renovations throughout the years and now boasts an impressive collection of invaluable icons, mosaics, and wood-carved artifacts.

Ηπειρώτικο Πρωινό-After cooking...