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Aubergine Parmigiana (Eggplant Bake)

Aubergine Parmigiana

Aubergine Parmigiana
Aubergine Parmigiana

This is a lovely easy supper that can be prepared ahead and warmed through on the day, the delicious juices are fabulous for dunking ciabatta or similar crusty bread into and served with a green salad it turns a hearty simple meal into something impressive and is great for supper with friends.

Ingredients: Serves 2:

3 aubergines
Olive oil
400g tin chopped tomatoes or tomato passata
400g mozzarella cheese, ripped into pieces
80g flaked parmesan cheese
1 bunch fresh basil
sea salt and black pepper to season

  1. Preheat the oven to Gas 3/170oc.  Slice the aubergines to around 1cm thick.
  2. Heat a frying pan, brush the aubergine slices with a little olive oil and fry the aubergines in batches until golden brown, drain on kitchen roll.
  3. Place a single layer of aubergines followed by chopped tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, parmesan flakes, salt, pepper and basil leaves in a deep casserole dish, repeat so you end up with 2-3 layers.
  4. Put the lid on and bake for 1-2 hours until the cheese is golden and melted on top.
  5. Serve with crusty bread and green salad.