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Stuffed (little shoes) aubergines

Stuffed (little shoes) aubergines


Serves six.
2 medium onions, finely chopped
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 lb. minced meat
1/2 cup grated cheese (what ever greekhard cheese you can get)
1/4 cup butter
2 tspns dry breadcrumbs
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 1/4 lbx aubergine (about 12)
2 tspns salt
1 cup bechamel sauce
1/2 tspns pepper
1 egg, beaten
chopped parsley
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce


Brown onions and meat lightly in butter, stirring constantly. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook covered for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Add parsley, egg, 1/4 cup cheese and bread crumbs. On the 'top' of each aubergine, peel an inch strip from one end to the other and make an incision along strip to within an inch of each end. Place in baking dish and bake in moderate oven (about 350F) until soft and light brown (about 30-45 minutes). Insert knife blade into incision and stuff with meat mixture. Prepare bechamel sauce. Pour about a tablespoon on top of each aubergine. Sprinkle with additional grated cheese and dot with butter. If desired, add tomato sauce to the pan. Bake in a moderate oven for about 35 minutes.