Wednesday, 14 August 2013

melanzane parmigiana


Aubergines seem to divide - you either like them, or your don't. For many, its the latter! But this recipe is so tasty, and a great addition to lamb steaks.

You will need: for 2-3 servings
2 aubergines
1 tin chopped tomatoes
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 ball mozzarella
2 tablespoons olive oil
Tomato purée
Parmesan
Basil leaves
1 egg

To start, in a small pan warm the olive oil and garlic on a medium heat for a few minutes. Then stir in the tomatoes and tomato purée and leave on a low heat to cook while you do the rest of the prep.

Slice the aubergines into 5mm thick slices, brush a few of the slices with a little oil and cook in a griddle pan for about 5 minutes - flip half way through. Do in batches, and leave the slices on kitchen roll to absorb some of the oil when done. 


Now, time to layer it up! Start with a layer of aubergines, then some of the tomato sauce, mozzarella slices, basil leaves and a sprinkling of grated Parmesan. Repeat until you've used up all the ingredients. Top with a beaten egg and another sprinkling of Parmesan. 

Bake for 20-30 minutes at 180C until golden. Some say this is a dish on its own - its not enough food for me on its own, so I usually serve with lamb steaks and vegetables. 

Enjoy!
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8 comments

  1. This sounds and looks so good! Will have to give this a try sometime :)

    Sweet Monday

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  2. oh this is one of my favourite all time dishes! i've never actually made it though, it looks simple enough so i may even try it tonight :) x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder


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  3. Oh wow this looks delicious. I hate to admit it but I've never tried aubergine.

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
    xxx

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  4. thank you for this recipe! i had aubergine parmigiana when i went to new york and have wanted it again ever since! xx

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  5. This looks so yummy! Thank you for the recipe!

    Gemma xXx

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  6. I've always wanted to try and make this, but everyone I know doesn't like aubergines :s So I'd end up eating it all myself haha
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Love this dish and I make it quite a lot. I use cheddar instead of mozzarella though so might have to swap it for a change and see how it comes out!

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