Mozzarella Aubergines A store-cupboard type of recipe – minimum of ingredients and simplicity itself. Great snack, appetizer or side veg! Well, OK, this isn’t so much of a recipe as a ‘What have we got in the fridge that we can put together’ type of dish!
1 Aubergine – nice and fresh
1 egg beaten in a wide dish
Breadcrumbs either shop bought or homemade
Finely chopped parsley
Rock salt & freshly ground black pepper.
1 ball mozzarella sliced.
Heavy based frying pan – always a plus in the kitchen!
What to do …
Slice the aubergine in about 5 ml slices.
Beat the egg in a wide dish.
Pour the breadcrumbs, chopped parsley, salt and pepper into another wide dish.
Heat olive oil over a med hot heat in the heavy based pan.
Dip the aubergine slices in the egg – both sides and shake off excess gently.
Press a slice of aub into the breadcrumb mix on one side, put a slice of mozzarella on the just egg side of the aub and then add another slice of aub on top. Turn the parcel over and press the aub into the breadcrumbs and try and get around the edges of the ‘wheel’ too.
Repeat with the rest of the aubergine and mozzarella.
Fry up the parcels in batches.
When they are golden brown on both sides and a knife point goes through the flesh without any resistance – drain them on some kitchen paper and keep them warm.
When they’re all done – if there are any left (ours rarely get out the kitchen!) – serve right away while they’re still crunchy on the outside and gooey in the middle!
You can also just do these singly without the mozzarella. Great to dip in a fresh tomato sauce!