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Take iTwixie's Eggplant Challenge!
August 16, 2010
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If you’ve never tried eggplant before, grab a parent and try this recipe. You are gonna love it! But get ready, it’s a little bit of work. But oh, it’s so worth it.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 can of plain tomato sauce
  • 4 eggs
  • Olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • Salt & pepper

Here’s What You’ll Do

  • Fill a large pan with cold water, big enough to hold the eggplant
  • Peel the eggplant and slice in thin, round circles
  • Place the sliced eggplant in the cold water and soak for 20 minutes
  • Remove and allow to dry for 10 minutes

While waiting for the eggplant to soak:

  • Drizzle 2 T of olive oil in a sauce pan
  • Put 3 sliced garlic cloves in the oil
  • When garlic cloves turn a nice, golden brown, add 1 can of tomato sauce and 1 cup of water
  • Allow sauce to bubble and keep nearby
  • Spoon 1 cup of the sauce into a pasta dish or serving dish and set aside
  • In a separate bowl, crack and whip the 4 eggs to dip the eggplant
  • Drizzed 2 T of olive oil in a large skillet, heat and brown the remaining 3 cloves of sliced garlic

Now it’s time to put it all together:

  • Begin dipping a slice of eggplant at a time in the egg and then transfer each to the bubbly, hot oil in the skillet, until the skillet is full of eggplant
  • When nicely browned, flip and brown the other side
  • Be sure to add more olive oil if needed
  • When both sides are nicely brown, transfer to the serving dish and layer eggplant slices and sauce until all eggplant is prepared
  • Serve with freshly grated pecorino romano cheese, hard crust Italian bread and fresh pepper

Take iTwixie’s eggplant challenge and taste this terrific dish! Isn’t it delicious!?!

Thank you to the Giretti Family for sharing this wonderful, family recipe!

 

Recipe Credit: Theresa Giretti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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