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Crostini Capon Ata

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  Italian bread slice 12 , cut 1/2 inch thick
  Olive oil 6 Tablespoon
  Small eggplant 8 Ounce (1 In Number)
  Coarse salt 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tomato puree 1 Tablespoon
  Pimiento stuffed green olives 4
  Capers 3 Tablespoon, drained, rinsed
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  White wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Plum tomatoes 3 , sliced

1. Preheat oven to 350°. With a pastry brush, lightly brush both sides of bread with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. Turn bread slices over and bake 5 minutes longer, or until lightly toasted.
2. To make caponata, cut eggplant in 3/4 inch dice. Place in a colander and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon coarse salt. Place a plate with a weight on top (such as two 1-pound cans) and drain for 1 hour. Pat eggplant dry with paper towels.
3. In a large frying pan, heat 1/4 cup olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened. Stir in celery and cook until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes longer. Stir in eggplant and water, and cook, stirring frequently, 5 to 7 minutes, or until softened.
4. Add tomato puree, olives, 1 tablespoon capers, pepper, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Simmer, stirring frequently, 2 minutes to blend flavors. Remove pan from heat and stir in vinegar.
5. In a food processor or blender, coarsely chop .caponata. Pile onto crostini and garnish with tomatoes and remaining 2 tablespoons capers.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1398 Calories from Fat 871

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 100 g153.5%

Saturated Fat 13 g64.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 6116.5 mg254.9%

Total Carbohydrates 116 g38.6%

Dietary Fiber 16.5 g66%

Sugars 10.6 g

Protein 20 g39.1%

Vitamin A 30.1% Vitamin C 61.1%

Calcium 22.6% Iron 38.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Crostini Capon Ata Recipe