Popular Middle Eastern Dish with No Standardised Name
Very tasty dish, goes well with anything
. 2 medium eggplant
s yield a fair amount; bear in mind you'll put maybe
s inside a large sandwich
Prepare some rounds
Wash eggplants; do not peel!
Cut crosswise into ~15mm
) rounds. Put some salt
and let stand for ~30minute
s, to release moisture
You now have a choice of 2 methods. The first is more traditional, takes longer, will either make you burn your kitchen or wish you had, and isn't really worth the effort. So do us all a favour and pick the second one, OK?
As you remove the eggplant rounds, arrange in a container and coat each layer with a tomato paste
sauce or a yoghurt
Mix tomato paste, some olive oil
(more as seasoning
than as an ingredient
!), and any of the following, to taste:
Mix yoghurt with any (or all) of the following, to taste
Store in sealed contained inside a refrigerator
(it will keep for a week, refrigerated properly). Serve cold
or at room temperature
Great with anything. Or prepare an "eggplant round sandwich" by putting an eggplant round inside a sandwich (smear lightly some mayonnaise on the bread, if you like).
ATTN English Speakers:
Yes, they're called aubergines, not eggplants. But let's just give those yanks a chance to taste some real food, instead of all that horrible McDonald's they eat 3 times a day.