- 400 GRAM SPINACH
- 200 GRAM SELF RAISING FLOUR
- 1 1/2 CUP MILK
- 2 EGGS
- 200 GRAM CHEESE, sliced
- 2 EGGPLANTS
- 2 ONIONS, chopped
- 2 TOMATOES, peeled
- 3 CLOVES GARLIC, mashed
- 1 CHILI PEPPER, chopped
- HANDFUL OREGANO, chopped
Stir fry the spinach
3 minutes, chop it and push out the water as much as possible. Mix the
flour with the eggs and the milk and add salt to taste. Add the spinach,
stir well. Heat some oil in two frying pans and make small heaps of
batter in each pan; fry for 5 minutes. Turn the pancakes around, put
a slice of cheese on top and bake another 4 minutes.
12 May is Day of the
Finnish Identity, for the birthday of Johan Vilhelm Snellman
in 1806. He was a philosopher from
Sweden and helped establish the
semi-autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland after the
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Peel the eggplants on the top side and fry them 5
minutes on both sides in olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to
taste. Cut a hole in the top side. Fry the onion and garlic 10 minutes,
add the tomatoes and chili pepper and fry 5 minutes more. Stuff the
eggplant with this mixture. Put the eggplants in an oven dish and fill
the dish half with water. Put in the oven and bake 45 minutes at 175
degrees Celsius. Sprinkle with oregano.
"Imam bayildi" means "the imam was very excited"
probably by the taste of this dish.
27 December 537, the Haga Sophia in
completed. The words Haga Sophia mean "Holy Wisdom" and
the building was first an Orthodox Patriarchic Basilica, later mosque, and now museum.
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