Archive for July, 2006
The major difference from other eggplant salad dips in other greek regions is the use of the white eggplants, which are considered more sweet in taste.
This pie is also called “Pastourmadopita”. The scent of pastourma is strange and not admired by everybody. Some people say that the best pastourma is made from camel’s meat but this is not true. The best pastourma is from the beef’s saddle and is made in Ceasaria. Pastourma is also made in Instabul. It can be found in large super market stores. This is a traditional recipe from the Greeks of Constantinopolis.
Mostra resembles the Cretan Dakos. The major difference is in the use of cheese. Instead of “feta” or “mitzihtra” “kopanisti” is used. Kopanisti is a strongly piquant pale white cheese, which is easily spreadable. Kopanisti of Cyclades island complex is famous. Mostra can be accompanied with ouzo. The strong – piquant taste of the cheese accomodates drinking.
Stuffed Eggplants can be baked along with stuffed tomatoes and peppers in the same baking pan.
What makes this dish tasty is the cheese and egg mixture, which is poured over the vegetables and of course the taste of butter and chicken stock.
Kalasouna is the traditional cheese pie of Folegandros island.
You can also use frozen filo, purchased from the super market. The taste of home made filo is much better.