This Eggplant – Potato Casserole Gratin with Feta and Mozzarella was inspired by my Cypriot recipe Vazania (melitzanes) Giahni (stewed eggplants) which is a stove top stew and combined the ingredients to make this delicious eggpant casserole.
My favourite eggplants until now were “tsakonikes” which I thought were the only ones which were sweet. I avoided cooking with the big round purple ones, as I heard that they were bitter. I’ve been seeing white eggplants at the market place for a long time but had never tried them until recently. When …
Glyko Melitzanaki (pr. meh-lee-tzah-NAH-kee) or Vazanaki (pr. vah-zah-NAH-kee) in Cyprus, is a fruit preserve made with baby eggplants.
Vazania, as they are called in the Cypriot dialect, (in Greece they are called melitzanes), is a simple dish made withe fried eggplants and potatoes, which are cooked, together in a tomato sauce to make them “giahni” (stewed). This vegan dish, uses only a few ingredients, so it’s not only frugal but also very delicious.