Melanzana paccia, also known as “lazy eggplant,” is a traditional dish from the Campania region in Italy. It is a simple yet flavorful recipe that can be found in various towns and communes of Campania, such as Naples, Salerno, and Avellino.

To prepare melanzana paccia, the eggplants are sliced and then fried until golden brown. They are then layered with mozzarella cheese, basil leaves, and a tomato sauce made with garlic, olive oil, and fresh tomatoes. The dish is then baked in the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly. The result is a delicious and comforting dish that showcases the flavors of the Mediterranean.

Melanzana paccia is a Traditional Recipess that has been recognized as a traditional agri-food product (PAT) by the Italian government. This recognition ensures that the dish is made following specific specifications and using traditional methods. The use of local ingredients and traditional cooking techniques is emphasized, preserving the authenticity and cultural heritage of the dish.

Sources:
– “Melanzana Paccia” – www.gustorotondo.it
– “Melanzana Paccia: la ricetta originale” – www.cucinaitaliana.it