Papoutsakia — «little eggplant shoes»

Papoutsakia — «little eggplant shoes»

This dish is called «papoutsaki melidzanes» or stuffed shoes. The combination of meat, delicate bechamel sauce and baked eggplant makes it delicious.

Ingredients:

1.5kg. eggplant

2 grated onions

soft margarine ( Vitam)

500gr. of mincemeat

0,5 cup of red wine

cinnamon

grated cheese (mix 4 grated  semi-soft cheese — Gouda, Edam, Tsentar, Emmental)

salt, pepper

For the bechamel sauce:

4 cups hot milk

8 tablespoons flour

3 tablespoons butter

1 cup of grated cheese

salt, pepper, nutmeg

Directions:

In a saucepan warm up  margarine and carefully fry mincemeat with grated onion. Then pour in the red wine and wait to evaporate. Add  salt, pepper, little cinnamon, some water and leave to stew for about 30 min.

Melt the butter in a pan. Add the flour and mix well. Add the milk gradually, stirring constantly. Stir constantly until the sauce becomes thick like thick semolina. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg. At the end add 1/2 — 1 cup of grated cheese.

Wash eggplants, remove the stalks, slice them in half and incision  inside, season with salt and leave them for half an hour. Rinse the eggplants with a lot of water, dry them with a paper towel and fry in a pan with a little margarine for 5 — 10min.( moderate temperature) until the eggplants  become soft. Remove from the eggplants seeds and little flesh and fill them with mincemeat with onion. Pour a bechamel on top. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Preheat oven to 180°C. Bake for 30-40 min.

Bon Appetit!

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Magic Greece, Foki Beach, Kefalonia

foki kefalonia

 

Just a short drive from Fiskardo of Kefalonia, so close to one another, Foki is considered one of the most beautiful beaches of Erisos. Surrounded by small cypresses and olives, it offers protection from winds and waves, while in combination with shallow water it is an ideal choice for families with young children. The ideal spot for diving and sunbathing is the right part of the bay, where there is a path leading to successive flat rocks. The beach was named Foci by the Monachus-Monachus seals, who often choose the turquoise waters of the bay for a short «visit».

Source: https://blog.terrabook.com/kefalonia-paralies/

 

 

 

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