Eggplant with Calabrese Cheese and Italian Herb CrackersLa Cocina de Babel
This vegetarian eggplant dish is one best served cold. Prepare the eggplant the day before serving. The eggplant is roasted and drizzled with a white wine vinegar dressing and left in the refrigerator overnight to marinate. Homemade italian herb crackers pair beautifully with the eggplant. Made with an herb blend including thyme, rosemary, and basil these crackers are crisp and savory. Before baking, be sure to brush each cracker with milk and sea salt for a golden crunchy exterior.
- 2 eggplant (finely sliced)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
- 200 milliliters extra-virgin olive oil
- sea salt
- fresh herbs
- 250 grams flour
- 1 teaspoon yeast (dried)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (+ sea salt for garnish)
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme (or sage)
- 75 grams butter
- 150 milliliters milk (tepid)
- 1To prepare the eggplants, preheat the oven to 150C.
- 2Line a baking tray with baking paper.
- 3Place the sliced eggplant on the tray, season with sea salt.
- 4Bake for 20 minutes, turning over halfway through, until soft and lightly golden. Leave to cool.
- 5In a bowl mix the remaining ingredients to form a dressing.
- 6Place the eggplant in a container and pour the dressing over. Ensure the eggplant is completely covered, add more oil as necessary.
- 7Place a lid on the container and refrigerate overnight.
- 8To prepare the crackers, in a large bowl add the flour, yeast, salt, and thyme (or sage).
- 9Melt the butter and stir into the flour mixture.
- 10Add the milk, a little at a time, and mix to a smooth, elastic dough. Leave to rest.
- 11Preheat the oven to 180C.
- 12Line a baking tray with baking paper.
- 13Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1 centimeter and cut out circles of 4 centimeters in diameter.
- 14Brush each one with milk and sprinkle with sea salt.
- 15Bake for 12 minutes or until they begin to brown and feel firm to the touch.
PER SERVING *
|Calories870Calories from Fat570|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat570|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.