Baked layered brinjal with ham

Baked layered brinjal with ham

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • Carb Conscious
  • 20 minutes
  • 45 minutes
  • Woolworths Reyneke Organic Pinotage 2010

Ingredients

  • 500 g medium brinjal
  • 85 ml olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 125 g wafer-thin chargrilled ham, torn
  • Basil leaves a handful
  • 2 x 200 g Woolworths ready-made Napoletana sauce pouches
  • 1 cup finely grated Parmesan

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 190°C.

Slice the brinjal very thinly lengthways. Moisten with olive oil, season and smear with the garlic.  

Layer the brinjal alternately in an oiled baking dish with the ham, basil leaves, Napoletana sauce and Parmesan. Repeat twice, ending with sauce and cheese. Cover with baking paper and bake for 45 minutes or until the brinjal is very tender.

Cook’s note: Leave out the ham if you prefer a vegetarian dish.

Phillippa Cheifitz Recipe by: Phillippa Cheifitz
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Regular TASTE contributor Phillippa is a well-known South African author and food writer, and has won many awards, both for her magazine features and her cookbooks.

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