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Baked Eggplants with cheese

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 by in NES Cooking |

This post is made especially for National Cuisine week in Russian team on Etsy (September 14-21)

Eggplant with cheese

The main difficulty in writing this post was a choice of a national dish! The fact is, our Israeli family almost never cook Israeli dishes. We often go out to dine in local restaurants where we can fully enjoy the “Arab style” lamb, falafel and hummus or Druze sweets. And here at home, we mostly cook traditional “Soviet” dishes based on the national cuisine of different nations once united by the Soviet Union, or dishes from beautiful recipe books.So at the end we chose one of the dishes from the “traditional Frenkel’s cuisine’, without which we can not do a “Big Family Dinner”. It is eggplant baked with cheese.

 

 

What you will need:

2 large eggplants
½ head of garlic (or more if desired)
3 tbsp mayonnaise
300 gr. grated cheese (Parmesan is ideal or any other)
herbs (cilantro, parsley or dill)
1 tbsp vegetable oil
salt
Eggplant with cheese

Cut the eggplant into 1/2 inch rounds.

Eggplant with cheese

Season with salt and leave for 20-30 minutes.
Eggplant with cheese
Dry each piece with clean cotton or paper towel and place on a baking pan in one layer. Do not forget to cover the pan with baking paper or reusable teflon sheet! Brush the eggplants with vegetable oil.
Eggplant with cheese
Bake at 250°C until deep golden brown (about 30 minutes).
Eggplant with cheese
Mix the mayonnaise with chopped, grated or crushed garlic.
Eggplant with cheese
Spread each slice of eggplant this mix and sprinkle with grated cheese. Fold two-five pieces on each other in a column, depending on the desired number of servings.
Eggplant with cheese
Finely cut the herbs.
Eggplant with cheese
Place the eggplant “pies” on a baking sheet or in a special baking dish and bake for another 10 minutes at 250°C.
Eggplant with cheese
Serve and garnish with sliced ​​tomatoes, berries or seeds of pomegranate.
Eggplant with cheese
Alternative: you can place slices of tomato or sweet pepper between the pieces eggplant.
Eggplant with cheese
Bon appetit!

  1. Love your recipe. I have some eggplants growing in my garden and I am very excited about new recipes with eggplants. Looks yummy!

  2. I like eggplants and have not tried this recipe, thank you for sharing!

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