İmam Bayıldı

I absolutely couldn’t miss out on this recipe considering how much I love eggplant. It looks like a very simple dish but you got all the right tastes going on. Sweet tomato with onion and soft, almost melting eggplant. You can’t go wrong with such combination. Perhaps you know this dish under direct translation: “the imam fainted”. The story goes that an imam fainted upon tasting this delicious dish. Either that or because of the costs of making it, i.e the amount of olive oil used for it. Whichever you choose to believe facts are this is a very yummy dish and if you follow this recipe (original found here) you don’t have to use up all your oil to make it. Continue reading

Eggplant Dip (Patlıcan Babaganuş)

And here we have another side-dish. For me it’s one of those things you do when you have extra free time and just feel like treating yourself to a restaurant experience at your own dinner table. Eggplant is one of my favourite …erm plants (I’ll avoid the fruit/veggie controversy here)… but to my disappointment it doesn’t have any useful nutritional values. It does seem to contain a high amount of nicotine though…Recipe modified from this one.

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