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Aubergine Sandwich In Tomato Sauce

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A juicy delicious ground meat filling sandwiched between two layers of aubergines and braised with tomato sauce.

  • 250 g Aubergine
  • 100 g Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • 30 g All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Cornstarch
  • 10 g Carrot slices
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • Some chopped spring onions to garnish
  • Some frying oil
  • 100 g Ground meat
  • 1 tbsp Chopped spring onions
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chicken bouillon
  • ½ Egg
  • 50 g Tomato wedges
  • 1 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 tsp Chicken bouillon
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp White vinegar
  • 120 ml Water
  1. Place all the spread ingredients together in a bowl. Mix thoroughly. Blend all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl and set aside. Peel and cut the aubergine into 3mm thick rounds. Dissolve the cornstarch with water in a small bowl.

  2. Spread some ground meat mixture on a round of aubergine and top with another, pressing gently to form a "sandwich". Coat the sandwich like aubergine thinly with flour, dip into the beaten egg and then with bread crumbs. Heat up some oil in a pan. Deep-fry the sandwich aubergines until golden brown. Drain and place them in a serving plate.
  3. Heat up a skillet with a tablespoon of oil.Add in tomato wedges and carrots. Stir briefly. Pour in the prepared sauce and bring it to a boil. Add the cornstarch solution to the sauce and cook until it starts to thicken. Turn the heat off and pour the sauce all over the aubergine. Sprinkle the chopped spring onions on the top and serve.


Lavanya 17/3/09 20:56

Hi angie..
According to my knowledge both Lesser Galanga and sand ginger are same.. check here
You can use greater galanga in a similar way to lesser a substitute.Greater galanga is also called thai ginger.

when it comes to zedoary is a cousin of turmeric..but it is a white turmeric..but we people generally use turmeric(which is in orange/yellow color in all te curries)I dont know much about white turmeric..but you can add those to any curries/soups for thickening the curiies..

we generally use ginger which is available in indian /american shops and i will use that in most of the non veg curries and some veg curries too can see one of my nonveg curries will understand how i am using in curries.

These all are belongs to ginger family..

Anonymous 18/3/09 02:47

I love the idea of an eggplant sandwich! I think my family would really enjoy this dish!

Angie's Recipes 18/3/09 06:13

Lavanya, thank you so much for the detailed information. Didn't know Zedoary and turmeric are related....thanks again.
5 star Foodie, Diettian for Hire, This is one of my fav. Chinese dishes and it's another way to eat more vegetables....:-))) And thank you for stop-by.

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