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Walnut And Aubergine Gratin

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Ingredients
  Aubergines 2 Medium, rinsed, stalks removed, sliced
  Shelled walnuts 2 Ounce, roughly chopped
For the sauce
  Walnut oil 1 Tablespoon
  Sunflower oil 1 Tablespoon
  Wholemeal 1 Ounce
  Milk 1⁄2 Pint
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Grated cheddar cheese 2 Ounce
  Grated parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon
  Sliced tomatoes 6 Medium
  Dried oregano 2 Teaspoon (Leveled)
For the topping
  Wholemeal breadcrumbs 2 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1) Into a very large bowl, place the sliced aubergines along with the walnuts.
2) To this, add 2 pints of cold water.
3) On high power, cook covered for 12 to 14 minutes, or until it starts boiling.
4) Drain thoroughly and again bring the aubergines to a boil, in 1 pint of cold water. Drain thoroughly. Keep aside.
5) Into a small bowl, put the walnut and sunflower oils.
6) To this, add the flour and milk and combine well.
7) On high power, cook for 2 minutes.
8) Then, beat with a whisk and cook again for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the mix thickens around the edge.
9) Beat again and then add salt and pepper to taste.
10) To the sauce, add the grated Cheddar and 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese. Mix well.
11) Into the bottom of a 2-pint flameproof dish, put a layer of the aubergine and nut mixture.
12) On top, add half the tomatoes, half the oregano and half the sauce.
13) Continue to layer the remaining mixture in the same way and finish with the sauce.
14) On Defrost/Low setting, cook for 15 minutes, giving the dish a half-turn halfway through cooking. Cook until the aubergine is tender.
15) To prepare the topping, combine the breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.
16) Over the sauce, add the topping and with a non-stick vegetable parchment, cover well.
17) On high power, cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
18) Now, remove the cover and brown under the grill, if desired.

SERVING
19) Serve the Walnut and Aubergine Gratin immediately, along with crusty bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Walnut
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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