Stuffed Eggplant

A la Peggy Harvey

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • A Vegetable Delight Serving

    2 to 4

Appears in

Peggy Harvey, former Powers model, wrote one of our favorite and most readable cookbooks, Season to Taste. '"Here's her recipe for eggplant casserole adapted to the clay pot. Its natural serving companion is leg of lamb.

Ingredients

  • 1 large eggplant
  • 10 soda crackers
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ pint sour cream

Method

Simmer the eggplant in a large pot of water until tender, about 1 hour.

When about ready to cook, presoak a clay pot, top and bottom, in water for 15 minutes.

Cut the eggplant in half and carefully remove the pulp, setting the skin aside.

Mash the pulp with the soda crackers, butter and sour cream, then refill the skin and place in the clay pot.

Place the covered pot in a cold oven.

Set the temperature at 480 degrees.

Cook for 35 minutes.

'" Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1957.

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