Sunday, June 17, 2012

Eggplant Rollatini...

I hope everyone had a GREAT Father's Day.
We had a pretty good day considering the Colonel is still away training.
The kids and I made a quick video for him and put it on Facebook,
then sent him a text to make sure he would log in at some 
point during the day to view our message.

If YOU want to see the video, please join

Now on to today's recipe..
  Eggplant Rollatini, NOT Eggplant Parmesan.  

A few years ago we had lunch at a fancy restaurant and on the buffet was 
Eggplant Rollatini.

I took some, not sure I would enjoy this new dish.

Imagine my surprise when I not only enjoyed but fell in love with Eggplant Rollatini.
I went on a search to learn how to prepare it and have made it a few times.
I just haven't had the time to share it with you until TODAY.


So here is MY version of Eggplant Rollatini...



Ingredients:

Eggplant
Ricotta Cheese
1 Egg
Mozzarella Cheese
Tomato Sauce

Begin by slicing your eggplant very thin...lengthwise,
NOT in disc shapes like traditional Eggplant Parmesan.  
I peel my eggplant, but you can leave the peel on if you prefer.  

Now, fry the eggplant slices in oil for a few minutes.
You are only going to cook the eggplant long enough to make the slices pliable in order to ROLL.
It really only takes a few minutes.

PERFECT...


Lay all the pieces of eggplant on a cutting board...



Combine the ricotta cheese with the egg in a mixing bowl.
I used about 1/3 of the container...


Spread some of the ricotta mixture on each of the eggplant slices...


Now roll them up...



Put some of your tomato sauce in a baking dish, followed by your eggplant rolls.
You can see I was creative in getting them all to fit in a too small casserole dish...


Cover with more sauce and mozzarella cheese...


Bake at 375 degrees until hot and bubbly...




Serve and Enjoy!

Preparing the eggplant this way gives you a totally different taste.
AND...it's really DELICIOUS!



Enjoy your day!



17 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I have never tried eggplant but I think now I am going to have to :)

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  2. Oh this looks absolutely delicious!! I really like eggplant and am always looking for new recipes. Thanks!

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  3. I have never tried eggplant before but this looks very tasty!

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  4. Oooh I love eggplant, this looks so good :)

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  5. Wow, that sounds fabulous! We really want to give this a try!

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  6. Oh yum! This looks fantastic!
    I rarely have eggplant, but this is making me want to go out and get some (sadly it's 11 t night so I can't..)

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  7. My hubby always orders Eggplant Parmesan when we go to Olive Garden. I bet he would like this!

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  8. This looks amazing.... We love eggplants so will be trying this soon...

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  9. Hmmm...it looks sooo good!

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  10. I believe you that it's delicious. It looks delicious! And I never would have thought to roll up eggplant!

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  11. I am for sure trying this! I am always looking for ways to get noodles out of our diet!
    I think it is fabulous that you made a video for the colonel! What a lovely idea!

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  12. Looks lovely.

    I am not sure what eggplant is
    but will google it!

    I'm hungry now!


    Fiona

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  13. Googled it
    and it's known as aubergeine here
    will definitely give this one a try so!!!

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  14. I have the eggplant but not the ricotta...This looks really tasty!

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  15. gosh, wasn't hungry until I stopped by today...yummy!

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  16. Do you deliver?? To New York?...at night?....that looks wonderful!

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  17. This looks so amazing. Can't wait for eggplant to show up at the farmers market. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

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