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Recipe for Greek Style Stuffed Eggplant

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186405629Eggplant is a favorite in Greek cooking and melitzanes me lathi is a classic Greek dish. This eggplant recipe is great as a main dish because it’s incredibly filling, super fresh, and utterly delicious.

Greek Style Stuffed Eggplant (Melitzanes Imam) Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. long type eggplants
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 sliced thinly onion
  • 2 lbs. ripe tomatoes
  • Chopped parsley
  • 3-4 cloves, sliced garlic
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Instructions to Make Greek Stuffed Eggplant:

Cut off the green end of each eggplant and in each one make a deep slit almost from end to end.

Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the eggplants over a low heat 10 minutes, turning once or twice.

Remove from the pan and put into a casserole.

In the same oil in the frying pan, sauté the onions until soft.  Add 2 peeled and chopped tomatoes, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper. Allow the mixture to cook for 15 minutes and fill the slits of the eggplants.

Force remaining tomatoes through a sieve and pour over the eggplants.

Add salt, pepper and sugar.

Cover and cook over a low heat or in medium oven for 40 to 45 minutes.

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