Gratinated eggplant. Christmas recipe

Although it is true that we can produce them practically throughout the year, Gratinated eggplant They can turn into a very exquisite and excellent dish for any Christmas lunch or dinner. They prepare easily and in a short time, and the result is always formidable.

For its preparation we can use different varieties of aubergines and also the cheese that we like the most. Although this time, for this Christmas recipe, we are going to prepare some aubergines au gratin using some common aubergines, and mozzarella cheese.

Although, by the way, we can always combine them with some delicious soups, or with a scrambled. Do you dare to prepare them? Follow the recipe that we give you step by step below.

Ingredients for cooking aubergines au gratin

Although in a certain sense it depends on the people who are going to eat this dish, we will show below a recipe based on the elaboration of 3 gratinated aubergines.

  • 3 eggplants
  • 60 g. of onions
  • 5 g. of garlic
  • 50 g of butter
  • Bread crumbs
  • Parsley
  • Mozzarella cheese (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato concentrate
  • 1 deciliter of olive oil

Steps to follow to make aubergines au gratin

First we must peel and clean the aubergines, then cut them into slices and salt, let them drain and dry them.

We must in this case sauté them in steaming oil, melting aside about 30 grams of butter, frying them garlic and onions, for about 10 minutes.

We add the concentrated tomato and the chopped parsley at this point, seasoning and sautéing for 5 minutes.

Finally place a layer of eggplant and picadillo in a baking dish, sprinkling with breadcrumbs and pieces of butter.

Then put fresh mozzarella cheese on top (the amount you prefer). The gratin in the oven should last approximately 45 minutes.

On the other hand, there are very diverse ways of preparing delicious eggplant au gratin. We have chosen, as you have seen, to place different layers of aubergines using them completely. But it is also possible to cut them into pieces, or even make a kind of picadillo and integrate them as is on the baking tray.

Another delicious Christmas recipe: Eggplant with tomato sauce

You can also learn how to prepare aubergines in a different way. And it becomes, in fact, another excellent choice as a Christmas meal or dinner. You dare?.

Ingredients:

  • 7 small eggplants
  • 1/2 kg of tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 60 g of butter
  • Flour
  • Olive oil
  • Saint

Preparation of the aubergines with tomato sauce:

Wash the aubergines well. Then set them up, cut them into slices and season them with a little salt to taste, leaving them reserved for 30 minutes (in this way we will get rid of their bitter taste).

After this time, drain them and let them dry. Pass each one through flour. Put olive oil in a pan, and when it is hot, fry the aubergines one by one, but without getting too brown.

Put pieces of butter in a baking dish, and place the golden aubergines in the pan. Place in the oven and cook at 180ºC for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, peel the onion and the clove of garlic and chop them very finely. Peel the tomatoes and cut them into small squares. Cook the tomato, onion and garlic clove over low heat, then add a little salt. Once cooked it goes through the mill.

Cover with this sauce the aubergines, and introduce the source in the oven for 5 more minutes. Ready!. You can enjoy them now.

There is also a popular Greek recipe where aubergine is the star dish. It is known by the name of moussaka, and consists of an exquisite eggplant cake very characteristic of this wonderful country.

And, if you follow a vegan or vegetarian diet, you also have a wonderful version to enjoy at Christmas: Aubergines stuffed with seitan. Do you dare to prepare them ?.

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