Boiled Goat

Gida Vrasti


Preparation info

  • Serves:


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      3 hr

Appears in

My Big Fat Greek Cookbook: Classic Mediterranean Soul Food Recipes

My Big Fat Greek Cookbook

By Christos Sourligas and Evdokia Antginas

Published 2019

  • About

The tradition goes like this: When shepherds would shave their livestock once a year—usually done in June before the extreme summer heat of July and August—they would invite the whole village to assist them. Shearing, clipping, and trimming a few hundred sheep or goats in one day on your own was next to impossible. So, for the villagers’ troubles, the shepherd would serve vrasto (boiled meat), offering up one of his animals for sacrifice, normally a goat. And of course, live music, a