Planked Stuffed Eggplant (Aubergine)

Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

A dramatic presentation for a homey vegetable. From the Creole chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Scrape out the centers of the eggplant halves, leaving 1/2 inch shells.
  2. Sprinkle shells with salt and invert them.
  3. Cook eggplant pulp until very tender in a small amount water, drain and mash.
  4. Melt butter, blend in flour and add milk gradually, stirring constantly until thick and smooth.
  5. Add mashed eggplant, cheese, crumbs, onion, ketchup and egg yolks; season to taste.
  6. Beat egg whites and fold into mixture; fill rinsed shells.
  7. Bake at 350F 1 1/4 hours until firm.
  8. Place hot filled shells on a large plank, surround with onions and tomatoes.
  9. Pipe hot seasoned mashed potatoes through a pastry bag for decorative border around rim.
  10. Replace in oven for ten minutes.
  11. Place broiled tomatoes and cooked onions decoratively around the eggplant and sprinkle with parsley.

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