Pollo con le Melanzane e i Pomodori Freschi

Fricasseed Chicken with Eggplant and Fresh Tomatoes

Preparation info

  • For

    4

    Persons
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Marcella's Italian Kitchen

Marcella's Italian Kitchen

By Marcella Hazan

Published 1986

  • About

August in Italy brings the ripest eggplants and tomatoes and, as a natural consequence, this flavorful way of fricasseeing chicken. When I need fried eggplant, as I do for this recipe, I fry a lot: The quantity of oil required is the same whether you are doing a small amount or a large, and you clean up but once. Fried eggplants keep well in the refrigerator for two or three days and, once they are available, you have a good start on another day’s menu that might include eggplant parmigiana, or an eggplant sauce for fusilli, or even just to enrich a cold meat sandwich.