Eggplant and Tomato Gratin Recipe

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Paula Published: April 17, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Eggplant and Tomato Gratin

Juicy slices of tomato and nutritious eggplants are layered to make this healthy tomato gratin. The dish is flavored with thyme and parmesan.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2eggplants,long, narrow, firm
  • 2tbspcorn oil
  • 1slicewhite bread,fine textured
  • cupparmesan cheese,grated
  • 1tspfresh thyme leaves,chopped
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1tbspvirgin olive oil
  • 4mediumripe tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Trim (but do not peel) the eggplants, and cut them lengthwise into ½-inch thick slices.

  3. Coat the bottom of a jelly roll pan or roasting pan with the corn oil.

  4. Lay the eggplant slices in a single layer in the oiled pan, and then immediately turn them over in the pan so they are lightly oiled on both sides. Sprinkle the slices with the salt, and bake them for 15 minutes.

  5. Turn the slices carefully with a large metal spatula (they will be soft), and bake them for another 10 minutes.

  6. Set the eggplant aside in the pan, and let it cool to lukewarm.

  7. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, thyme, and olive oil.

  8. Arrange alternating slices of eggplant and tomato in a 4- to 6-cup gratin dish, overlapping the slices as required to fit them all into the dish.

  9. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture evenly on top.

  10. When ready to cook the gratin, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  11. Bake the gratin for 20 to 25 minutes, until the vegetables are soft and heated through, and the crumb topping is nicely browned.

  12. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 201.23kcal
  • Fat: 11.15g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.53g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.46g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.49g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.47g
  • Fiber: 10.01g
  • Sugar: 13.34g
  • Protein: 4.56g
  • Sodium: 339.23mg
  • Calcium: 47.63mg
  • Potassium: 933.11mg
  • Iron: 1.27mg
  • Vitamin A: 54.88µg
  • Vitamin C: 23.21mg
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