Aubergine (eggplant) soufflé Bell'Assai

Aubergine (eggplant) soufflé

Time
1 hour 40 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
Ingredients
  • (4 serves)
  • Ingredients for the soufflé
  • 3 aubergines (eggplants)
  • 1 egg
  • 20 gr (2/3 oz) grated breadcrumbs
  • 10 gr (1/3 oz) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cl (1 oz) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 basil leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Ingredients for the tomato sauce
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 100 g (3 1/3 oz) tomato sauce
  • 2 basil leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

For the soufflè
Cut the aubergines in half and bake in the oven at 200°C (400°F) for 20 minutes.
Peel the aubergines and blend the pulp in the mixer with the grated breadcrumbs, raw egg, grated Parmesan cheese, basil leaves and salt and pepper. Coat small soufflé molds with oil, pour in the mixture and bake in the oven at 180°C (350°F) for 10 minutes. After cooling, turn the molds out onto plates over a base of tomato sauce.

For the sauce
Sauté the minced onion, add the tomato sauce, basil, salt and pepper and simmer for about 15 minutes.

Recipe from La cucina di Pantelleria- Tradizione e innovazione (Grazia Cucci- Gianni Busetta)


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