Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1993 18:44:16 GMT
these juccini variations are all authentically greek (or turkish, or lebanese- at any rate, they're from our corner of the mediterranean!!)
the first one is one of my favourites, all veggo, lots of oil, served at room temperature or cold- perfect summer dish
5-6 large zuccini, cut in 1 in. cubes 3-4 medium potatoes, cut in similar cubes 2 eggplants (the purple, zuccini look-alike) cut in cubes 1 can stewed tomatoes 3-4 cloves garlic crushed 1 onion , cut in large chunks a couple of bay-leaves 1/2 cup oil (preferably olive, but anny kind will do) a dash of nutmeg, thyme salt and pepper arrange (really throw in!) all the ingredients in your baking pan, and give them a good mix (another name for this dish is TOURLOU, i.e. mix-mix) and bake for about 1 hour at a medium heat oven keep adding a touch of water to keep the stuff from frying allow to cool before eating- serve with a generous amount of oil and juices and with some bread to clean up the plate!
Lathera (translates to THE OILY DISH)
the following is a variation of the above theme, different presentation the veggoes come out crispier this way 4-5 medium size zuccini, cut in 1/4 in. disks 3-4 medium potatoes, cut in 1/4 in. disks 1-2 medium onions, sliced in thick rings 1-2 medium tomatoes, sliced in 1/4 in. disks 6-7 cloves garlic, peeled and whole 1/2 cup olive oil (or any other oil) 1/2 cup chopped parsley salt and pepper 2 tblspoons oregano (save for the end!) arrange in loose layers in the baking tray. try and keep the onion rings at the bottom of the pan, they get nice and crispy, and the tomatoes go at the top of the assembly, to let the juices drain down onto the veggoes bake for about 1 hour, at medium oven the oregano should be added a few minutes before taking the tray out of the oven- burnt oregano loses its flavour, and has a bitter taste allow to cool before eating
for the batter: 1 egg (beaten) 1/3 cup milk 1 cup flour salt, pepper, water if needed stir batter ingredients until batter is smooth- if it's too thick add water- otherwise add flour- i get it to where it kinda sticks to the fork for the juccini 5-6 juccini- cut either steak fries style, or in 1/4 in. disks dip juccini in batter deep-fry in preheated oil (i set the stove on medium high) until batter is crispy serve with that good tsatsiki that you've made already :-)
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