Friday Feast of the Week #4

casserole

Not actual dish, but similar (click pic for Flickr source)

Kat’s Middle East Casserole

Ingredients:

olive oil

grated carrot (use a potato peeler for wider strips)

1/2 large onion, chopped

1 large tomato chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 soy burgers, broken into pieces (use 3 if the burgers are small)

3/4 cup frozen hash browns, thawed

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1 cup diced, tomatoes, drained

1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1/2 degorged* eggplant (aubergine), thinly sliced

1/2 cup grated old cheddar

Method:

Grease a 13×9 baking dish.

*To degorge eggplant, lay out slices on a baking sheet and sprinkle with coarse salt. Let stand for 15 minutes. Rinse off salt and pat dry. This will absorb the liquid in the eggplant. Fry the eggplant lightly in a small amount of olive oil.

Stir fry the carrot, onion, garlic and large tomato for about 4 minutes. Line the baking dish with the vegetable mixture. Combine soy burger pieces with hash browns, water, spices,drained tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce. Layer burger mixture on top of vegetables. Cover with eggplant slices. Sprinkle with cheese.

Bake in 375 degree oven for 45 minutes. Serves 4-6 people.

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18 thoughts on “Friday Feast of the Week #4

  1. Thanks for the follow. Must tell you I roared laughing at Mista Funky-y. Did you do that? Hilarious!!! I tried to find the doves link without success…new to blog land. Hope to see you soon…love your blog. Cheers!karen

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  2. Janeen, my husband doesn't like it either, but when it's prepared this way it is nice and soft, not tough – you could also peel it first to get away from the bitter edge. It is really good with the cheese! Try it, you might like it.Kat

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  3. Peel the skin from the eggplant…. Aye, that probably changes the taste completely! I wouldn't have thought of that even being the Betty Crocker that I am. ha ha But then again, I don't cook eggplant so that's probably why I don't know the tips for it. Gosh it looks so good, reminds me of lasagne! :)I emailed you separately for the address info. Have a great day my friend!

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