Eggplants are a popular ingredient of Greek dishes and can be found in flagship dishes such as moussaka or briam. The main role of aubergines also play in papoutsakia, imam bayildi and melitzanosalata. For these tasty dishes you need to add another Greek way to prepare this vegetable, or eggplant with feta.
1. Eggplants should be cut along, sprinkle with salt and leave for half an hour. After this time, when the vegetables are allowed to juice, rinse them under running water and dry them well with paper towels.
2. Warm the oil in a frying pan and put the aubergine halves. We fry each of them from both sides until the skin turns slightly brown.
3. While the eggplant is fried, prepare a sauce on a separate pan. We put the garlic pressed through the press on hot oil and fry it for no more than a minute. Then add either canned tomatoes or fresh grated vegetables. Season the whole with salt, pepper and oregano and fry until some of the water evaporates, and the sauce itself will become quite thick.
4. Just before the end of frying, add chopped parsley and some crumbled feta to the tomatoes and mix the ingredients.
5. Put fried aubergines into a small ovenproof dish sprinkled with olive oil, arranging them with a cross-section up. The size of the dish should be chosen so that the aubergines do not tip over.
6. Put the sauce on each half of aubergine and finally sprinkle with the rest of the crumbled feta.
7. Put the dish in the oven preheated to 170 degrees and bake until the eggplant is soft. It usually takes about 30-40 minutes.
We serve the dish hot.
Spanakorizo is a very classic vegetarian dish of Greek cuisine. Rice combined with spinach and lemon juice is a simple and healthy dish, which is worth preparing when fresh spinach is available. It can be served as an appetizer or an independent dish. Spanakorizo is also worth sprinkling with crumbled feta cheese.
Today, we offer aubergines stewed with a sauce with this addition. Instead of xinochondros you can possibly add equally popular trahanas, but in our opinion then the dish gets too bland and requires stronger seasoning. In our opinion, Xinochondros fits much more into this dish. Both xinochondros and trahanas can of course be bought in Crete in typical grocery stores.
Pilaf with tomatoes is a simple and light dish, which is worth doing especially when there are fresh ripe tomatoes. However, when there is no season or longer, you can reach for tomatoes from the can. If you feel that the taste of this dish is too delicate, you can enrich it and add some optional spices.