Eggplant (Aubergine) Casserole

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 20 mins

A recipe that is common in the Molise region of Italy. It is tasty and easy to make. Can be made a day ahead. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cut eggplant into slices, lengthwise. Place slices into a strainer and sprinkle with sea salt. Place a weight on the eggplant slices and let drain for 30 minutes or so.
  2. Prepare sauce. Place chopped onion and oil in a heavy pan and saute. Add chopped tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste. Cook sauce until it thickens.
  3. Wash and dry eggplants slices.
  4. Whisk eggs in a bowl, add a pinch of salt. Dip eggplant slices in egg and cover with breadcrumbs. Heat oil in a pan and fry eggplant slices until brown on both sides. drain eggplant slices on paper towel.
  5. In an oven dish, arrange eggplant slices in layers. Add sauce, basil leaves and grated cheese between each layer.
  6. Cover the top layer with sauce, basil leaves and grated cheese.
  7. Place dish in a 220 degrees celsius pre heated oven and cook for 20 minutes.

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