Some administrative tasks have grounded me today in Athens, Greece. My revenge to fate is the layered dish I present here.
Fried eggplants to die for, extra tender zucchini that smell like summer, a hot hot hot white sauce with feta cheese, chill peppers, garlic and walnuts, baked green bell peppers, and boiled octopus to support the flavor and texture.
Eggplants and zucchinis sliced and fried in olive oil, after being coated in flour. Remember: this dish demands that the frying is done in olive oil!
Boil and cut in chunks the octopus, mix with skinned green bell peppers, season with olive oil and vinegar.
Prepare the white spicy sauce by blending feta cheese, garlic, chili peppers, walnuts, and olive oil. The stronger the better!!!
Layer the zucchinis and the eggplants anyway you like, but make sure there is plenty of the spicy white sauce between the layers. Protect the sides with the octopus and the green peppers, top with the spicy sauce, sprinkle with fresh cut parsley and serve!
You can enjoy with ouzo, or a full-bodied white, like my favorite manzanilla, Fino Tio Pepe!