Poor Man’s Caviar

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Appears in

Two Fat Ladies: Gastronomic Adventures (with Motorbike and Sidecar)

Two Fat Ladies

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1996

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Serve this as a first course with hot brown toast and a few slices of thinly cut tomato. Caviar it ain’t but it is extremely delicious, and of course a lot cheaper.


  • 2 large aubergines
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp olive oi


When buying aubergines make sure they are firm, unbruised and shiny, and not from Holland. Put them on a baking tray and cook in a preheated oven at 220°C/425°F/Gas 7 until they are really soft, about 45 minutes. Pierce with a skewer to make sure. When c