Monday, 30 July 2018

Aubergine Bake- Keto Recipe


I am a big fan of aubergines and I can eat them everyday if I get the chance. I like cooking with the small baby aubergines, they usually work well with Indian Inspired recipes. The large dutch variety I tend to use more for continental recipes. This aubergine bake is a delicious keto friendly (lowcarb) recipe that can be made in advance and is delicious served with a green salad.  





Yield: Serves 2

Baked Aubergines

Thin slices of aubergines grilled and layered with Napolitana sauce and finished with grated cheese and baked in the oven.
prep time: 10 minscook time: 45 minstotal time: 55 mins

ingredients:

For the Napolitana Sauce:

500 g Passata
1 clove garlic finely minced
1 red onion finely chopped
1 tablespoon Olive oil 
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon Italian herbs
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)

Other Ingredients:
2 large dutch aubergines
2 tablespoons olive oil or use the light fry olive oil spray.
1 teaspoon salt
60 g grated mild Cheddar

instructions

1. Slice the aubergines longways very thinly 3 mm-5mm thick, and put them in a bowl with cold water and salt and leave to soak for few minutes.
2. Spray a deep baking tray with oil and keep aside.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/ 180 degrees C
4. In a saucepan, add  1 tablespoon olive oil and add the garlic and onions and saute until onions are translucent.
5. Add the passata, salt, chilli flakes, pepper and Italian serves and simmer the passata for 15 minutes on a medium head.
6. Heat a griddle pan(the one with lines)
7. Drain the aubergines and pat them dry with a tea towel.
Spray the aubergines slices with spray oil 3 at a time and cook them on the griddle for a couple of minutes on each side till the brown lines appear and aubergine slices start to cook a little.
8. Take them out of the pan and repeat process for all slices.
9. Add a layer of slices on the baking dish fand spread some Napolitana sauce on it, build the layers with the aubergine slices and the sauce.
10. Once all the aubergine slices are layered, sprinkle with the cheddar cheese.
11. Bake the aubergine bake for 30 minutes in the oven. Remove from the oven when cheese is browned and bubbling.

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NB- You can add more or less cheese according to your taste. To make it vegan use vegan cheese.



This bake can be make in advance and frozen and baked in the oven on the day.



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23 comments:

  1. Oh this looks so delectable! Something you would order at a fancy restaurant, yum!

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  2. This is a lovely recipe using large aubergines. Looks delicious and inviting.

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  3. I've only recently started to eat aubergines. They were one of those things I hated as a kid and left it too late to try again and found I really enjoyed them! This loos great, thanks. Mich x

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  4. I have never tried an aubergine but your finished recipe looks delicious! I would love to give this a try for sure!

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  5. Oh this looks so tasty. Although I have never tried an aubergine i shall give it a try

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  6. Looks so very delicious! I need to try it. Everyone is talking about keto lately. So far I see the recipe are wonderful!

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  7. This looks oh so yummy! And healthy too. I really need to test out this recipe on my family. Yum!

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  8. I had to google what aubergines are. What a shame on me. I didn't know it was an eggplant. I enjoy eating eggplants and this recipe looks very tastyyy!

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  9. Great recipe.. I'd like to try it out and see how the outcomes really taste like.. it really looks delicious!

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  10. I would definitely include the hot flakes for a kick. I like your idea of the green salad as a side as well. Very nice.

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  11. This looks so good. We are yet to learn about keto and considering we are on the road mostly, its tough to follow a diet plan. But we look forward to try new recipes as slow travel allows us to pick a place with kitchen! Would love to try this one. Like the fact that ingredients are simple.

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  12. We have a similar food like this in Greece and we call it "Papoutsakia" (little shoes). We "dig" the half of an eggplant with a spoon, fill it with ground meat (veal) and then we have bessamel and grated cheese on top! (oven baked). You should try it, it's delisss

    xoxo MonsterFrogaki (MylifeasFoteini) ♥

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  13. How have I never heard of an aubergine before! This recipe looks so tasty though! -Tonya Tardiff

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  14. This looks delicious. I am not sure if I can find it at my place. Will try this at home.

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  15. I have always struggled with aubergines despite preparing and cooking them correctly (I think!) so I stopped buying them. I will give this recipe a try as it looks absolutely delicious and nice and easy. Thank you.

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  16. This is so Keto friendly! Looks amazing too . I made something similar but it didn't look as tasty as yours.

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  17. Ooh this looks like such a lovely recipe. I am really interested in Keto it sounds like an ideal diet

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  18. This looks delicious. Lately I have changed my diet and I am looking for healthy recipes and of course easy to make since I am not a very good cook. So I am definitely making this one.

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  19. Looks like yummy recipe would love to try this weekend. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

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  20. In the Philippines we call this an "eggplant" or locally known as "talong". It is a favorite home cooked meal and essential to all Filipino homes.

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  21. I love aubergine! I often use it as a meat replacement in dishes so I will have to give this a try! Looks so good

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  22. I wouldn't say that I'd love to eat eggplants everyday. However if I got anything like what you've baked then perhaps don't mind having it everyday. Looks so delicious.

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  23. Aubergines are my favourite vegetables - these look awesome!

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