Eggplant (Aubergine) With Garlic Cream Sauce

Recipe by ameatlanta
READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Salt and sweat the eggplant pieces for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven 400 degrees.
  • Meanwhile, heat 1 Tb.
  • olive oil, saute onion until limp and golden.
  • Add rest of ingredients through salt& pepper.
  • Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 30 minutes, until sauce is thick and chunky.
  • Or use any tomato sauce you personally like.
  • Best if thick and chunky.
  • Boil the unpeeled garlic cloves in water to cover for 2 minutes.
  • Can skip, if your cloves are already peeled.
  • Drain, hit each clove lightly with mallet or flat side of large knife.
  • Peel.
  • Place in a small saucepan with stock to cover.
  • Simmer for about 45 minutes.
  • Replenish stock as needed.
  • Whirl garlic and stock in blender until pureed.
  • Set aside.
  • Rinse and drain eggplant of salt.
  • Brush a large baking sheet with 1/4 olive oil.
  • Place in oven until hot.
  • Place eggplant on hot pan.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes.
  • Check frequently, turn with tongs after 15 minutes, do not burn or allow to become crisp.
  • Looking for soft, golden, and cooked eggplant.
  • May need more oil.
  • Drain and blot off oil with paper towel.
  • Reduce oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat 4 Tbs.
  • butter in heavy saucepan.
  • Whisk in flour.
  • Let roux cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for 3-4 minutes.
  • Whisk in hot scalded milk.
  • Cook gently, stirring frequently for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste,.
  • and stir in garlic puree.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Beat egg.
  • Beat some of sauce into the egg to temper.
  • Beat egg into sauce.
  • Taste for seasoning.
  • Place half of tomato sauce on bottom of a 2quart pan.
  • Spread 1/2 tomato sauce on bottom, top with 1/2 eggplant slices, spread remaining tomato sauce over eggplant, top with remaining eggplant.
  • Pour the garlic cream sauce over all.
  • Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake 45-60 minutes til golden brown and bubbling.
  • Can be vegan leave off cheese.