Melanzane a funghetto

Sautéed eggplant

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Popes, Peasants and Shepherds

Popes, Peasants and Shepherds

By Oretta Zanini de Vita

Published 2013

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The name, a funghetto, or “mushroom style,” came about because eggplant cooked this way has a mushroomlike taste.


  • 2 long, firm large eggplants
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • scant 1 cup (


Trim away the green tip from each eggplant. Finely dice the eggplants and put them in a nonstick skillet without adding fat. Stir over medium heat until wilted.

Meanwhile, crush the garlic cloves and put them in a pan with the oil. Sauté over medium heat for about 3 minutes. When the garlic begins to color, add the eggplants, season with salt and pepper, and sauté for a few minutes, or