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it is a traditional greek recipe. In Greek "Papoutsakia" means small shoes and you'll find out why by reading the recipe.

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Servings: 6


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  1. We saute the onion in olive oil.
  2. When it becomes soft we add the minced meat, tomatos and a cup of water. We cook till all water is absorbed.
  3. We wash the eggplants and we cut them in halves.
  4. We remove their flesh leaving around 1cm of the external cover. We put them in a pan with olive oil and we saute them lightly.
  5. We fill the eggplants with the minced meat mixture.
  6. We prepare a bechamel sauce and we put it on top of the eggplants.
  7. We put them in a pan and bake them in medium oven for 1 hour.
  8. Bechamel sauce
  9. In a pan we heat the milk. Attention: we do not want it boiled.
  10. In a bigger pan we heat the butter to melt. Then we add the flour slowly stirring with a wooden spoon till it is well dissolved.
  11. We remove the pan from the heat and we add the milk slowly stirring continuously.
  12. We put again the pan on the cooker hob and we stir till the sauce is thick and smooth as cream.
  13. We add the cheese.
  14. We remove from the heat and we add salt, pepper and when the sauce is cooler we add the egg yolks well stirred.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 872g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 420  
Calories from Fat 175 42%
Total Fat 19.84g 25%
Saturated Fat 11.6g 46%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 191mg 8%
Potassium 1801mg 51%
Total Carbs 53.68g 14%
Dietary Fiber 22.0g 73%
Sugars 25.32g 17%
Protein 14.48g 23%
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  • Peter Brown
    June 18, 2012
    I tried this ,some small variations , really enjoyed it
    1 reply
    • katerina papaspiliopoulou
      June 18, 2012
      thanks, Peter!
      I was very busy, soon I'll post another eggplant recipe.

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