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Eggplant a La Provencale




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This article is from the 20th Century Appetizer Recipes, with numerous contributions by known and also anonymous authors

Eggplant a La Provencale

3 lg Eggplants

Coarse salt Olive oil 2 lb Ripe tomatoes

3 ea Garlic cloves, chopped

2 tb Parsley, chopped

1 tb Lemon juice

1/8 ts Sugar

Salt & pepper Parsley to garnish Cut unpeeled eggplants into 1/2" diagonal slices, spread slices onto a cutting board, sprinkle with salt & press with a plate to get rid of excess liquid. Allow to drain for 30 minutes. Wipe with a damp cloth. Heat enough olive oil to cover bottom of a large skillet. Fry gently over medium heat, turning often till tender. Remove from pan & drain. Plunge tomatoes into boiling water for a few seconds, peel & deseed. Saute remaining pulp in a little olive oil till soft. Add garlic & parsley. Cover, reduce heat & cook for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from heat, cool, add lemon juice, sugar, salt & pepper. Place eggplant in a shallow serving dish or glass bowl. Pour tomato mixture on top & chill till ready to serve. Garnish with parsley sprigs.

 

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