How delicious baked eggplant in the oven

Servings: 4 Cooking time: 55 minutes


How to bake the eggplant in the oven needs to knowevery woman. After all, the classic baked in the oven Eggplant - a healthy dish that is very easy to prepare as the basis for different dishes. Adding to the roasted eggplant different sauces, sour cream, tomatoes, garlic, fresh herbs, you can get a delicious snack or vegetable side dishes to meat.

But many housewives shun baked eggplant, because they can get fat and moist, if you do not bake properly.

Previously, I wrote about how to bake the squash inoven with cheese. For now, in the midst of the vegetable season. Today we will focus on eggplants. Read on to learn how to bake delicious eggplant - soft, not bitter and inside with a thin crispy crust on the outside.

Ingredients for "How delicious baked eggplant in the oven":

  • 2 large eggplants;
  • 2 tomatoes;
  • 100 g of hard cheese;
  • salt - to taste;
  • a little vegetable oil.

Recipe "How delicious baked eggplant in the oven":

Choose eggplants
Choose a good eggplant. They should have a smooth shiny skin deep purple, almost black in color and not too many spots.

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Wash the eggplant thoroughly in cold water, make sure you have removed all the dirt from the skin. Wash them with a brush, especially if your eggplant from the market and they are the traces of soil.

Cut the eggplant edge
Place the eggplant on a cutting board.
With a sharp knife cut off the ends of the eggplant on both sides, remove the green cap with a tail.

Cut the eggplant
Next, cut the eggplant into slices.
The thickness of the bubbles should be about 1 cm - so that they propeklis well, but had a soft crust of the outside and inside of the pulp.

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Arrange several layers of paper towels and lay on top of the eggplant slices.
Generously sprinkle them with salt and let them stand for 20-30minutes. Pre-salting eggplant helps to let the juice, which has a bitter taste. Also salting eggplant will not soak up too much oil when baking.

We reserve circles for 20 minutes.
After a while you'll see that on eggplant were drops of liquid, and the napkin under them wet.
If it does not, sprinkle with more salt on the eggplant.

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Fold the slices slide, cover with a cloth or towel and gently press to squeeze more juice out of them and remove excess moisture.
Be careful not to break the slices.

Brush eggplant with oil
Preheat oven to 180 gr. C.
Grease a baking tray and arrange slices.
Drizzle them with olive oil or grease using a cooking brush for this.

bake eggplant
Place the eggplant in the oven and bake until the surface until they become golden brown and crispy (about 20 minutes).

Add the cheese
After this there are several options: if you want cheese with eggplant, remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the slices with grated cheese (parmesan, cheddar, suluguni, cheese). Place the pan in the oven for another 5 minutes, until the cheese melts.
You can also try to cook with eggplanttomatoes and garlic. Place the eggplant on each circle a thin slice of tomato and sprinkle with minced garlic. Bake them together for 30 minutes.
You can also combine both options, or file them, as I have - with sour cream and finely chopped tomatoes and herbs.
Bon Appetit!

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