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Melitzanes Papoutsakia (Little Shoes) - Step by Step


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"Little Shoes"
Papoutsakia - Stuffed Eggplant Halves

"Little Shoes" - Stuffed Eggplant Halves

Photo © Jim Stanfield

In Greek: μελιτζάνες παπουτσάκια (pronounced meh-leed-ZAH-nes pah-poot-SAHK-yah)

(Text-only recipe)

Once prepared, these filled eggplant halves topped with béchamel sauce, look like papoutsakia which is Greek for "little shoes."

We prefer a filling with a chunky texture, so this version has become a family tradition. For alternatives including a smoother sauce and no tomato on top, see the step "Ready to Serve & Alternative Preparation."

Preparation time: 45 minutes
Cooking time: 1 - 1 1/2 hours
Yield: 12 pieces (serves 6)

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