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imam bayildi

ιμάμ μπαϊλντί

imam bayildi

The 'imam fainted' (often called simply 'imam'), made with eggplants (aubergines), filled with onion, garlic and tomatoes, and simmered to melting softness in olive oil.

The story goes that either the imam fainted because the dish was so delicious,or he passed out when he heard the price of all the olive oil used to make it. Today it's one of the most common Politiki Kouzina dishes in Greece.

Text © Dana Facaros

Images by: E4024, Creative Commons License