Aunt Eileen's Stuffed Eggplant

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A culinary delight, best prepared with eggplant fresh from the garden!

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 (1 pound) eggplants

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 6 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1 ½ cups fresh bread crumbs

  • ½ cup grated Gruyere cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped black olives

  • 1 tablespoon capers

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • pepper to taste

  • 12 slices tomato

  • ¼ cup grated Gruyere cheese

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cut eggplant in half, scoop out the pulp, leaving a 1/2 inch shell. Chop the flesh finely.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook chopped eggplant for about 1 minute. Stir in onion, garlic, and parsley, and cook until tender. Transfer to a large bowl, and mix in bread crumbs, 1/2 cup Gruyere, chopped olives, capers, and lemon juice. Season with basil, pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Stuff into eggplant shells.

  3. Top stuffed eggplants with overlapping slices of tomato. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 cup cheese, and drizzle with remaining 4 tablespoons olive oil. Place on baking sheet.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

418 Calories
29g Fat
34g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 418
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 900mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 13g 45%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 95mg 473%
Calcium 351mg 27%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 1084mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.