Melitzanes

Ivy on Αυγούστου 7th, 2012

In Greece we have a local variety of eggplants (aubergines) called Tsakonikes, named after the region they are produced (Tsakonia) Kynouria, a region in Arcadia, Peloponnese. These eggplants are long, thin, seedless and very sweet, so you don’t have to salt them to draw out bitterness.  It is a product of protected designation of origin (PDO) […]

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Continue reading about Melitzanes me tyria (Greek Eggplants with Cheese)

Ivy on Ιουλίου 12th, 2010

My favourite eggplants until now were «tsakonikes» which I thought were the only ones which were sweet.   I avoided cooking with the big round purple ones, as I heard that they were bitter. I’ve been seeing white eggplants at the market place for a long time but had never tried them until recently.  When […]

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Continue reading about Melintzanes Santorinis (White Santorini Eggplants)

Ivy on Ιουλίου 24th, 2008

Melitzanes giahni or as they are called in Cyprus «vazania giahni», are eggplants in tomato sauce.  My mother,  as well as all other Cypriot women, would fry the potatoes and eggplants in a lot of oil and they would then sauté the onion in the oil and add fresh ripe tomatoes and tomato paste, as […]

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Continue reading about Vazania (melitzanes) giahni (stewed eggplants)

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 25th, 2008

Papoutsakia means little shoes and probably they are named after their shape. To me they resemble like the balarina shoes my daughter used to wear when she went to ballet when she was younger. Most of the Papoutsakia recipes I have read want the eggplants to rest in salty water for an hour so that […]

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Continue reading about Papoutsakia (Stuffed Eggplants)

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 8th, 2008

These eggplant mezes are stuffed with feta and then coated with bread crumbs and deep fried.  Perfect finger food for parties or  in this case this will be my entry for Game Night Party Recipes, hosted my Mansi, at Funnfud. Melitzanes me Feta (Eggplant rolls with feta) Ingredients 2 – 3 long eggplants 2 eggs […]

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Continue reading about Rola Melitzanas me Feta (Eggplant rolls with feta)

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 1st, 2007

Moussakas, is the most famous Greek dish which is layered with sautéed slices of potatoes and eggplants, with the meat sauce in the middle layer and topped with béchamel sauce and myzithra cheese.   The vegetables are fried in extra virgin olive oil and left in a colander or on kitchen paper to drain any […]

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