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Stuffed Eggplant

Nitra Ladies Auxiliary

This hearty, eye-catching dish is great before a fast

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Photography by Sarah Anteby

The best of heimishe essen from the Nitra Ladies Auxiliary original Heimishe Kitchen Cookbook. Recipe courtesy of


Serves 2 

  • 1 large eggplant
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ¼ green pepper, diced
  • 1 tomato, cubed
  • 2 sprigs parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • ¾ cup bread crumbs

For the eggplant
  • Cut eggplant in half lengthwise. 
  • Scoop out the center, leaving 2½" thick shells. 
  • Sprinkle inside of shells lightly with salt. 
  • Place into 9x13" pan, set aside.
  • Sauté onions in oil until lightly browned. 
  • Add the eggplant pulp and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Add vegetables and sauté for an additional 10 minutes. 
  • Add seasonings and ½ cup of bread crumbs and mix well. 
Bake the Dish
  • Stuff eggplant into shells.  
  • Sprinkle remaining bread crumbs over eggplant.
  • Bake at 375° for 50 minutes. 

Note For a one-dish meal, add ½ lb. chopped meat to the stuffing.

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