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PARMIGIANA


I won’t say much about this dish. Those who tried it once, would never forget it. If you haven’t tried it yet, it is time! Stop missing out!
Ingredients for 4 portions (first I wanted to say “for 4 people” but then I thought I can eat all 4 portions by myself..) :
  • 4 aubergines
  • 1 X 500 gr. pack of grated mozzarella cheese (they sell a grated mozzarella in the supermarkets – specially for cooking. For example HERE ). 
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil
  • Veg oil for frying. To fry 4 sliced aubergines you will need almost a litre of veg oil.
For Tomato Sauce
  • 3 cans of chopped tomatoes of the best quality. I strongly recommend Napolina ones. If your chopped tomatoes are not of the best quality, you risk you parmigiana to be watery and we dont want that ;-). Alternatively use passata!
  • virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • fresh basil
  • salt
Preheat the oven 160 degrees. 
Process:
Finely slice the aubergines (approx. 5 mm thick). Sprinkle with salt both sides and put aside for 30 min. (for more details please see the Grilled Aubergines recipe in the “Starters” section). 
While they are resting, have a sip of wine (for reference see the Wine section) and start making a Sauce!
Sauce: 
Finely chop the onion.
Fry it in a deep sauce pan in 3 tb spoons of olive oil until golden but not brown together with your clove of garlic. Don’t chop the garlic, just crush it with the knife or your thumb.
Add 3 cans of chopped tomatoes
Add salt
Add a few fresh leaves of basil
Cook for about 20 min.
Your salted aubergines must have started “crying”. Wipe the “tears” with a towel. (Starters section again)
Pour the veg oil in the pan and wait till it is really hot.
Fry the aubergine slices in a generous amount of veg oil (they must be “floating” in it:) on both sides until golden.

After rescuing the fried slices from the oil,let them rest on a  paper towels until all the slices are ready.
Cover the bottom of the baking tray with a bit of tomato sauce.
Put the 1st layer of aubergines and cover with the layer of tomato sauce:
Sprinkle the aubergines with grated mozzarella and grated parmesan cheese, and a few fresh leaves of basil.
Yuuhuu! Your first layer is ready! Start the 2nd one:
Well you know what to do now, right?
Continue until you’ve used all the aubergines. The last layer: tomato sauce, cheese (mozzarella and parmesan cheese) and basil.
Finally sprinkle your masterpiece with love and put it in the oven for 15 minutes (the t must be 150-170 degrees). Now have another sip of red (!) wine!
After 15 minutes change the position of the tray (lift it)  to grill the dish for another 5 minutes.
and now ladies and gentlemen…amazing PARMIGIANA!!!
ENJOY!!!

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