*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *

            Aubergine & Tomato Casserole (Eggplant Parmesean)

Recipe By     : St. Michael Cookbook
Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :2:00
Categories    : Ethnic - Italian                 Main Dishes

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                        Butter and Vegetable Oil for Frying
   2      Large         Aubergines (750 gr.),Sliced & Degorge -- (1 1/2 pounds)
   1      Large         Onion,Peeled & Thinly Sliced
   1      Clove         Garlic,Crushed
 400      Grams         Tomatoes,Canned,Sieved -- (15 ounce can)
   1      Tablespoon    Tomato Puree
   1      Teaspoon      Oregano or Basil,Fresh,Chopped -- OR
     1/2  Teaspoon      -- Oregano or Basil Flakes,Dried
     1/2  Teaspoon      Sugar
                        Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper -- to taste
 141      Grams         Yogurt,Plain,Unsweetened -- (5 ounces)
  25      Grams         Parmesan Cheese,Grated -- (1 ounce)
  25      Grams         Bread Crumbs,Fresh,White -- (1 ounce)

1)  Heat a knob of butter and a spoon of oil in a large frying pan.  When foaming, add enough aubergine slices to cover the bottom of the pan.  Fry until browned on both sides, then remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and drain on absorbent kitchen paper.  Fry the remaining aubergine slices, adding more oil and butter when necessary.

2)  Fry the onion and garlic until golden in the same pan.  Stir in the sieved tomatoes, tomato puree, oregano or basil, sugar, and salt and pepper to taste.  Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes to reduce the sauce slightly.

3)  Divide the aubergines into three equal portions and put one portion in the bottom of a shallow ovenproof dish.  Divide the tomato sauce into two and put one half on top of the aubergine layer.  Spoon half of the yogurt on top of the tomato sauce.  Repeat these three layers once more, then finish with the remaining portion of aubergines.  Sprinkle the top with the grated Parmesan and breadcrumbs.

4)  Bake in a moderate oven 180° C (350° F) for 30 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and bubbling.

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