Cretan Dakos

Dakos or rusks are hard twice-baked bread. You can find rusks at Greek or Middle Eastern grocers.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 4 medium rusks
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large tomato, skinned and grated
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano


  • Sprinkle some water over each rusk to soften it slightly. Then firmly rub the garlic clove over each rusk to infuse it with garlic flavor.
  • Drizzle oil evenly over the rusks and let them absorb the oil for 4–5 minutes.
  • Top rusks with tomato, feta, and a sprinkle of oregano. Serve at room temperature.