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Heavenly Eggplants: “Imam Fainted”

The exact translation of the name of this dish is indeed imam fainted. Imam Bayıldı is another dish that is as classic as it gets for the Turkish cuisine. Served at room temperature, the dish highlights the king of vegetables and Turkish favorite eggplant. The secret ingredients put eggplant center stage and make this dish simply delectable. Wondering what these secret ingredients are? Well, read on.

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Ingredients (for 6 servings):

Eggplants (3 eggplants)

(Preferably Italian or Holland eggplants, slender and seedless)

Onion (1 small)

Tomatoes (2 medium)

Parsley (a bunch)

Garlic (6 cloves, chopped)

Green pepper (optional, 1 small)

Scallions (optional, 1/4 cup)

Allspice (1 tsp)

Cinnamon (1 tsp)

Olive oil (3/4 cup)

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Meaty version of imam bayildi is called karnıyarık or slit stomach