Melanzane (Aubergine) Bake
2 medium aubergines
1 garlic clove
a jar of passata
Serves 1 - 2
Delicious served with a green vegetable.
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Slice 2 medium aubergines into approx 1cm slices.
Heat plenty of olive oil in a frying pan and quickly brown aubergines.
Pat off any excess oil with kitchen paper then put to one side.
Finely chop 1 onion and 1 garlic clove and sauté until soft.
Throw in some chopped herbs, whatever is handy really – thyme is good and a bit of black pepper.
Add a jar of passata and simmer gently for a few minutes, meanwhile slice the mozzarella and parmesan.
In an ovenproof dish, place layers of aubergine, tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmesan and repeat with a final layer of tomato sauce on the top.
Bake in oven for 20-25 mins.