Friday, 25 February 2011

Aubergine parmigano

So heres my recipe for this week! As it was a savoury dish last week and then again this week I'm planning on doing a sweet for next time (involving toffee, bannanas & cream - can anybody say banoffee pie?!) totes lush! anyway we actually had this as well as other things (pizza, garlic bread, chips & salad) as my brother and his fiancee joined us for dinner. It was seriously yummy if I do say so myself and even my brother said he'd eat it again and he doesn't even like aubergines!

So you will have to have in your fridge..

3 Aubergines
2 tbsp Salt
400g Mozzarella, ripped into pieces
a Jar of tomato passata
a Pinch of pepper
1 Bunch fresh basil, chopped
80g Flaked parmesan
2 tbsp olive oil

Pre-heat oven to 180c/gas mark 5
This recipe takes about an hour and a half.

1. cut the Aubergines into slices about half an inch thick and sprinkle with salt.
2. place the Aubergines on a plate with another plate on top with a weight ontop (I used the tomato passata jar) and leave for half an hour.
3. rince the slices and dry on some kitchen roll.
4. heat the oil in a pan and fry the Aubergine (in batches if you have too).
5. blot the Aubergine to get rid of excess oil then put a third of the slices in a casserole/baking dish.
6. layer the rest of the ingredients: Mozerella, Passata, Salt & Pepper & Parmesan untill you get back to Aubergine, you should be able to make about 3 layers of each.
7. Put the lid on your dish and bake for an hour or in an AGA (as I have) put the dish in the roasting oven for 30 minutes then transfer to the baking oven for a further 30 minutes or until bubbling and golden brown.
Serve with crusty bread and a salad or as a side dish!
p.s. I have a new tag 'ROTW' (Recipe of the Week)


  1. Omnom! This looks so nice, I love aubergines (: It's my turn to cook at home tonight, and I'd totes make this if it wasn't for my fussy little sister! xx

  2. Defo gonna try this one time, aubergines are my fave veg EVER. could eat them all day. had this in a restaurant before but will be good to try it myself!

    Looovely blog :)

    Emma x


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