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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 4.45 / 5 (11 votes)

Prep time:
15 min, plus resting
Cook time:
35 min

Fontina cheese, fried aubergines and a great big whack of chilli makes Edith Bowman’s bake a little out of the ordinary


1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160Cfan/gas 6. Slice the aubergine and sprinkle with salt; leave for about 30 minutes to draw out as much moisture as possible. Remove excess water with a piece of kitchen towel.

2. In a saucepan gently fry garlic and parsley stalks in some olive oil. Add the tomatoes and chipotle chilli and cook for a few minutes. Season to taste and blend to your desired consistency.

3. Lay the seasoned flour and beaten eggs in separate bowls. Dip the aubergine into the flour, then in the egg before gently frying the slices in some olive oil.

4. Once they have all been cooked put to one side on kitchen roll to remove excess oil.

5. In an ovenproof dish, ladle a spoonful of the tomato sauce then a layer of the aubergines and cover with fontina cheese, more tomato sauce then parmesan cheese. Repeat the layering until you have run out of ingredients. The final layer should be tomato sauce dotted with fontina and lots of parmesan. Bake in oven for about 25 - 30 minutes.

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Good point boyc, we've changed it to serving 2.

Celia Good Food Celia Good Food  Posted 18 Apr 2011 11:34 AM

1 aubergine, 1 egg and some odds and ends to feed 4 people? This trick hasn't been done since the loaf and fish 2k years ago.

boyc boyc  Posted 15 Apr 2011 9:34 AM