"berinzila" (Eggplant and Ham)

Recipe by Mareesme

I was given this recipe years ago by a friend. I am not sure what country the dish "Barinzila" comes from, but hope you enjoy it!

Top Review by LousyChef

This was amazingly flavorful! Easy to make, and I actually didn't burn my eggplant this time (I usually do...LOL) I added fresh spinach leaves at each layer, since I needed to cook them, and it turned out great. I really wish there was more ham filling since I used only 1 eggplant and it didn't seem like enough. Next time I might double the ham filling and still use one eggplant. Thanks for a great dinner!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 dg.
  2. Peel eggplants, slice, sprinkle lightly with garlic salt and set aside about 15 minutes on paper towels.
  3. Saute onion in 1 T butter or oil, add ham and wine, and cook until wine nearly evaporates. Add tomatoes and simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, pat eggplant dry, dust with flour and fry in 2 T butter or oil until golden. Drain.
  5. Layer eggplant, then a portion of ham mixture, another layer of eggplant, etc. in greased casserole dish and cover with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake at 350 dg. for 30 minutes.

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