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Eggplant recipes - 30 recipes

By Lingonberrylane

Eggplant is a colorful and versatile addition to most any meal. Create a hearty vegetarian eggplant dish or serve it as an accompaniment to a meat of your choice. Eggplant is high in fiber, low in calories and a serious antioxidant. Cousin to both the potato and the tomato, eggplants can take center stage in dips, casseroles, stir fries and appetizers, or become a vessel for delicious fillings. Whether you are choosing a typical purple eggplant, or an exotic Japanese, striped, or white eggplant, this healthy ingredient is sure to please.

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Ingredients

  • 3 large eggplants
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4 cup shredded cheese


Method

  1. Mix the olive oil, chopped basil, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Carefully slice the eggplant on it's side in a cross-hatch pattern, without cutting all the way through.
  3. Lay the eggplants inside an oven-safe baking tray.
  4. Pour the oil mixture over the eggplants, taking care to pour between the slices.
  5. Stuff the gaps in the eggplant with shredded cheese.
  6. Cook in the oven at 355°F for 45 minutes, until the flesh is cooked and the cheese totally melted.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

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