Why do Greeks hang octopus?


Posted on: Feb 2, 2021 Posted by: CreteTravel.Com

Why do Greeks hang octopus?

Dear Crete Travelers,

I hope my email finds you well.

What do you think about these hanging octopus during the summertime everywhere in Crete, Greece?

Why do Greeks hang octopus?

Like any creature, the octopus is made mostly of water.

If one were to throw an octopus from sea to grill, all that water in the octopus would simply steam it into a rubbery mass.

So, moisture has to be drawn out (hang out to dry in the sun) and beat the living daylights of the octopus on the rocks of a Greek shore.

Stay safe and healthy, a relaxing Tuesday!