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Spaghetti With Eggplant

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Ingredients
  Eggplant 1 Large
  Ripe tomatoes 1 Pound
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped fresh basil 2 Teaspoon
  Spaghetti 3⁄4 Pound
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Basil sprigs 4
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Wash and thinly slice the eggplant.
2) Put into a colander and sprinkle with salt.
3) Leave to drain for 1 hour.
4) Blanch, peel and chop the tomatoes.
5) Peel and crush garlic.
6) Cook spaghetti in boiling salted water till tender.

MAKING
7) In a saucepan, heat 3 tbsp oil, add garlic and fry for 1 minute.
8) Add tomatoes, basil and seasoning, stir well and cook over a low heat for 15 minutes.
9) Meanwhile, rinse eggplant slices under running water and gently squeeze dry.
10) In a skillet, heat 1/2 inch oil iand fry eggplant slices, a few at a time, till crisp on both sides.
11) Drain on paper towels and keep hot.
12) Drain spaghetti thoroughly.
13) In a warmed serving dish, put the spaghetti and pour tomato sauce over.
14) Add eggplant slices, sprinkle with cheese, garnish with sprig of basil.

MAKING
15) Serve the spaghetti immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Stir Fried
Ingredient: 
Eggplant
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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