Quick weekday meal.. if you are in a hurry, a very simple eggplant bake !

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Eggplant reminds me so much of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cooking and very few are those who dislike it. I remember when we had to salt eggplant slices to remove moisture and bitterness before cooking but the variety we find in most stores these days does not require any of this preparation and therefore here is the most simple, most delicious, wholesome, hearty and yet healthy bake that needs no preparation at all apart from slicing the vegetables and opening a can. I have not even added any Parmegiano or grated cheese as I wanted a very healthy option. I added dried oregano and it gives it a pizza taste without the obvious calories. i also used whole plum tomatoes rather than ready chopped, somehow I feel they have more flavor. You will need :

For 2 persons

1 Eggplant sliced
6 medium potatoes, sliced with skin on
1 large can peeled tomatoes
1 teaspoon Oregano
Flat leaf parsley, torn not chopped
A drizzle of virgin olive oil
Some baking paper
Sea Salt and freshly ground pepper

Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Drizzle some oil and layer the sliced potatoes in the center. Leave the skin on, it’s delicious
Arrange the eggplant on top, season and drizzle with a touch of olive oil.
Place in a preheated oven at 150 C for 30 minute.
Take out of the oven and arrange the canned tomatoes on top.
Pierce them with a knife so that the juices ooze out.
Scatter the dried oregano on top and another drizzle of olive oil and return to the oven for another 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven and garnish with flat leave parsley.
Serve immediately but I also had left overs and they were so delicious the day after!
and peel off the baking paper and all you need to do is to rinse the tray.
Nice, quick, easy and delicious…

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18 responses to “Quick weekday meal.. if you are in a hurry, a very simple eggplant bake !”

  1. Happiness is….starting the day with a beautiful photo of my favourite food cooked wonderfully: love this aubergine!!! Thank you x

    1. Lovely to see your message Elaine, this dish is so easyyyy and great if you have other things to do at home in the meantime…. Have a lovely lovely day ! X

  2. These look great! I’m going to tell my wife about it. I’m a real novice at cooking but have you tried deep frying egg plants and simply garnishing it with salt and black pepper… they taste absolute fantastic!

    1. I know that wouldn’t be very heart healthy but they are great for changing mundane routines… its my dads way of doing egg plants!

      1. Fried with salt are absolutely deliciousss but do try this, the moistness achieved from the baking and plum tomatoes make it a lovely texture with great natural flavor … Keep the fried snacky ones for the weekend 🙂 !!

        1. Absolutely! Great advice! Will tell my dad about it too! Man I can already smell it I guess.. 😀

    2. Absolutely great I agree ! In this dish, I have tried to reduce the fat content drastically to balance the weekend of richer foods and do try it, it tastes wonderful and you will not miss the added oil here. Let me know how it turns out and thank you for your following !

    1. Thank you, it is and not too calorific for a change ! Incredibly easy to make.. Have a good day !

    1. So appreciate Juseppi! have a wonderful day 🙂

  3. Always looking for new eggplant recipes of my family. This one is a keeper.

    1. Thank you Jovina, could not be easier but delicious and healthy ! Was having a look at the history of Valentine’s Day on your blog, so well researched, thanks for sharing !

  4. Absolutely gorgeous dish. I had heard there are eggplants (depending on the weather of the area they are grown in) no degorging is necessary. Eggplants are wonderful when prepared ones have sweetness to them. If plum tomatoes are same as Roma tomatoes, truly they have better texture in cooking and have tastier finish.

    1. Thats right Fae, they are canned Roma tomatos, a much better flavor that the ready chopped canned ones. Gladnyou like the dish, cannot be easier to make… a quick weekday one or even great as a side with roast lamb.. have a lovely day x

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