Italian Eggplant (Aubergine) Crepes

"Delicious Italian/ Mediterranean-style eggplant rollups filled with a mixture of Ricotta cheese and spinach and topped with tomato sauce. The thinly sliced eggplant itself forms a crepe as opposed to the French batter crepes we are usually familiar with."
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  • Cut eggplant lengthwise into thin slices.
  • Sprinkle each side lightly with salt.
  • Place in a colander weighted with a heavy plate and let stand one hour.
  • Dip each slice on both sides in seasoned flour.
  • Sauté lightly on both sides until golden.
  • Add oil as needed.
  • Keep warm.
  • Mean while grate parmesan or romano cheese in food processor with steel blade.
  • Combine with ricotta, eggs, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Add spinach and blend.
  • Place several tablespoons of spinach mixture in center of crepe.
  • Roll up and place seam sides down in a 13x9 inch baking pan.
  • Top with tomato sauce.
  • Sprinkle with grated cheese and bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 15 minutes or until hot and bubbling.
  • To prepare tomato sauce for eggplant crepes: Place vegetables in a food processor with steel blade.
  • Process until finely chopped.
  • In large saucepan, sauté vegetables in olive oil with garlic, basil, oregano and thyme until tender.
  • Add remaining ingredients and simmer 20 minutes.
  • Transfer to food processor or blender and process until smooth.
  • Pour over eggplant crepes before heating in oven.
  • Makes 2+1/2 cups sauce.
  • Notes: When I'm in a hurry I will use one of the good home style Italian sauces with peppers and vegetables on the grocery shelf like Aunt Millie's or Classico, instead of making this sauce.

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  1. Delicious.An authentic Italian dish.I have made this dish before and my Italian inlaws loved it as I did.
  2. This is truly and excellent recipe. A very unique idea for us veggie lovers. I would suggest peeling the eggplant first. I also baked it for 25 minutes and this didn't seem long enough. Maybe I didn't sautee it long enough first, but I think baking it for about 40 minutes would be better. Thank you for an amazing recipe, I wish I found this years ago.



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