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Eggplant Lasagne

12/07/2008 09:57:00 PM

Hello all! Apologies for the lack of posts lately; my internet has been capped for the month, and I can barely check my email, let alone upload pictures! Hopefully it'll be back to normal soon, and regular blog-tivity will resume, but in the meantime please enjoy this post about yummy yummy eggplant lasagne.


It's been a while since I made a lasagne, which is a shame, because I do love it. We had it for a Sunday dinner, and spent an enjoyable arvo putting it together. Lasagne is great fun to make, but it's even more fun when there are two of you to make it, as it is quite a fiddly process.

We made it in much the same way as my basic beef lasagne, but to this we added layers of grilled sliced eggplant, and used more bechamel than is strictly necessary. I also added some carrots to to the onion and garlic for the tomato sauce because we had them in the fridge, and they are both delicious and nutritious.

I generally recommend cheap yellow plastic mozzarella for lasagne, but I had some sliced provolone cheese in the freezer that I thought would be good, and layered it with heaps of parmesan. My supermarket was out of my favourite "Latina fresh" soft lasagne sheets, so we had to use hard pasta sheets. I made sure I used heaps of sauce and let the assembled lasagne sit for a while before putting it in the oven. Thankfully, the sheets cooked through and weren't hard at all. Phew!

I cooked it for about 45 mins at 180C, until brown and burnished and billowing...

We liked this version even better than the regular beef version. Extra bechamel is definitely the way forward.

Oh how I love the crackly top giving way to creamy bechamel...

We devoured the lasagne, but I did manage to save a couple of pieces for the freezer, which I'll happily have for lunch at some stage this week. Score!

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3 comments

  1. how good is lasagne? i love amking it and serving with a salad, fresh bread, and butter (of course)

    i usually use kanga mince, but i have two gorgeous eggplants i picked up from the market in my fridge. i think i know what i'll be doing with them!

    i assume you used mince AND eggplant?

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  2. Ah yes, mince and eggplant :D. I love the combo of minced meat and eggplant and cheese and tomato sauce. *DROOL*

    xox Sarah

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  3. Lasagne is one of my favourite comfort foods - i love the crunchy edges and always try and get a corner piece! Yours looks amazing!

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