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Stuffed Eggplants

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Stuffed Eggplants is an all time favorite. This unique blend of ingredients give this dish a distinct flavor.I often prepare this dish at home and my family just loves it. Make this easy Stuffed Eggplants at home and grab some compliments.
Ingredients
  Eggplants 2 Large
  Wine vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Ripe tomato 1 Medium
  Pitted black olives 9
  Hard cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), grated
  Capers 2 Tablespoon
  Parsley 3 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  Breadcrumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Broiled chicken green salad 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1 Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2 Lightly oil the inside of a wide, shallow, ovenproof dish or small roasting pan.
3 In a large pot, bring three quarters full of salted water, acidulated with 1 1/2 tbsp wine or cider vinegar, to a boil.
4 Wash and dry the eggplants.
5 Slice off their ends, and cut lengthwise in half.
6 Scoop out most of the flesh, leaving behind an even layer next to the skin about 1/4 in thick.
7 Blanch these in the boiling water for 1 minute.
8 Remove with a slotted ladle and allow to drain upside down on a clean cloth.
9 Chop the flesh together with the garlic.

MAKING
10 In a large, nonstick skillet heat 1/4 cup olive oil.
11 Fry the chopped mixture, stirring, for 2-3 minutes.
12 Stir in 1/4 cup breadcrumbs and season with salt and pepper.
13 Continue cooking over low heat for another one minute, then remove from the heat.
14 Blanch and peel the tomatoes carefully.
15 Seed, and chop the them.
16 Finely chop the olives.
17 Stir the tomato, olives, grated hard cheese, capers, and parsley into the fried mixture, adding 1 1/2 tbsp more oil.
18 Add a little more salt if needed and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.
19 Fill the eggplant skins with the mixture.
20 Sprinkle with more breadcrumbs, and place carefully in the prepared pan in a single layer.
21 Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes.
22 Brown under a hot broiler for the last 3 minutes.

SERVING
23 Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Eggplant
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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