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