Northern Queensland Permaculture

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Cheesy Baked Eggplant

Ingredients

  • 2 medium Egg plant
  • 1 tab Oil
  • 1 small Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic, crushed
  • 2 Bacon rashers, chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes, peeled, chopped
  • ¾ cup Cooked rice
  • 1 tab Chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tabs Grated Parmesan cheese
  • As needed Salt
  • ½ cup Grated tasty cheese

Procedure

Slice eggplant in half length ways, scoop out flesh leaving 2cm shell; sprinkle inside shells & scooped flesh with salt. Stand 30 minutes. Rinse under water to remove salt; drain on absorbent paper. Chop flesh roughly, heat oil in pan, add onion, garlic & bacon, cook, stirring for about 5 minutes until soft. Add tomatoes & eggplant flesh, cover, cook over heat for about 2 minutes or until soft. Add ¼ cup of the rice, mix well. Spoon into eggplant. Combine remaining rice, chives & cheeses in small bowl, sprinkle evenly over eggplant. Place on lightly greased ovenproof tray. Bake in a moderate oven for about 20 minutes or until soft.

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