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Aubergine Au Gratin

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Ingredients
  Aubergines 2 Medium
  Butter 1⁄2 Ounce
  Onion 1 Small, skinned and finely chopped
  Canned tomatoes 14 Ounce
  Dried basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Leveled)
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Back bacon rashers 6 , rinded and cut into large pieces
  Cooking oil 1 Tablespoon
  Cheese sauce 1 Pint, frozen separately
  Salt To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Clean the aubergines and slice them thin. Next, arrange the slices on a flat plate and sprinkle salt over them.
2) Let the slices stand in plate for about an hour to allow the bitter juices to run off in the plate.

MAKING
3) Take a pan and melt butter in it. Add onions and saute until tender.
4) Now, put in tomatoes along with the juices and add seasonings (basil, salt, and pepper). Simmer the mixture over low heat for about 10 minutes.
5) Take a separate pan add bacon pieces to it. Heat gently, allowing all of the greasy fat to run off into the pan.
6) Cook bacon, until crisp and done. Wipe the aubergine slices with an absorbent paper.
7) Take a pan and heat 3 tbsp oil in it. Add half the aubergine slices and saute until browned on either side.
8) Drain between 2 deep foil containers and make a layer in the base of each foil. Fry the remaining slices.
9) Spoon equal amounts of tomato mixture over half of the aubergine slices and spread bacon pieces over it. Place the remaining aubergine slices over it.

SERVING
10) Serve warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Saute
Ingredient: 
Meat
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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