Persian Eggplant Souffle (Gourmet Today)

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Put rack in the middle of oven and preheat oven to 350°F Oil a small baking sheet with olive oil. Put the eggplant cut-side down on baking sheet and bake until very tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool slightly. When eggplant is cool enough to handle, scrape flesh into a food processor; discard skin.
  • Puree until smooth. Add egg-yolk, Parmesan, garlic, lemon juice, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper and pulse until blended. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Pour melted butter into a 1 1/2-quart gratin dish or 9 1/2-inch deep-dish pie plate and tilt to coat bottom.
  • Beat egg white with 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until they hold stiff peaks.
  • Fold one-third of whites into the eggplant mixture to lighten it, then fold in remaining egg whites gently but thoroughly. Spoon mixture into gratin dish.
  • Bake until golden and puffed, 25 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle gratin with mint, then scoop into servings and dollop with yogurt.
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