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Melanzane Parmigiana

By Blueoctober @blueoctober__
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 servings2 aubergines1 tin chopped tomatoes2 garlic cloves, chopped1 ball mozzarella2 tablespoons olive oilTomato pureeParmesanBasil leaves1 eggTo 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 puree 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. 

melanzane parmigiana
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!

melanzane parmigiana

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