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How to cook eggplants with cheese, sauce and spices: a simple recipe for a savory appetizer

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
What to cook with eggplant
What to cook with eggplant. Source: Pexels

Eggplants are very healthy, tasty, and very easy to prepare vegetables that can be used to make many delicious and healthy dishes. They are also canned, pickled, and made into salads for the winter.

How to cook eggplants deliciously

Cook Yevhenia Karpiuk shared on Instagram a recipe for a delicious eggplant appetizer that you can prepare in just 30 minutes.

Recipe for the dish

Ingredients:

  • eggplant - 1-2 pcs.
  • salt, pepper - to taste
Ripe eggplants
  • olive oil
  • Italian herbs

Sauce:

  • tomato - 1 pc.
  • garlic - 1 clove.
  • basil - a few sprigs
Tomatoes for the sauce
  • salt - to taste
  • oregano - to taste
  • olive oil - 1 tbsp.

What to serve with:

  • mozzarella - 100 g
  • cherry tomatoes - 10 pcs.
Which oil is suitable for frying
  • Parmesan cheese - 100 g
  • basil - a few sprigs
  • quail eggs - 4-5 pcs.

Method of preparation:

1. Wash and cut the eggplants into slices, make cuts on them. Salt, sprinkle with herbs, drizzle with oil and bake for 30 minutes at 180 °C.

Cooking eggplants

2. Sauce: chop the tomatoes and put them in a blender, add the garlic, basil, salt and blend until smooth.

Tomato sauce

3. Pour the prepared sauce into a saucepan, add olive oil and cook until the sauce becomes thick.

How long to cook the sauce

4. Take out the eggplant, flatten it with a fork and add the tomato sauce. Top with grated mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, eggs and Parmesan cheese.

The finished dish

5. Put it in the oven for 10 minutes and serve.

Eggplant appetizer

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