Eggplant (in common "blue") is a source of fiber, phosphorus, iron and potassium. Due to the minimum fat content, these vegetables are ideal for a healthy diet, but their benefits directly depend on the cooking method. For example, if you fry a large amount of oil, then they should not be called light and dietary foods.
Calorie content varies depending on cooking options. Caloric content per 100 grams:
|Type of dish||Proteins, g||Carbohydrates, g||Fat, g||Calorie, kcal|
|With the addition of oil||2,8||4,7||3,0||57,2|
|With cheese and tomatoes||4,0||6,0||3,0||61,0|
|With minced meat||5,0||3,9||6,5||94,7|
The classic recipe for baking
The easiest cooking options are circles with added oil.
- Eggplant - 3 pcs.
- Salt - to taste.
- Butter (olive, sunflower) - 1 tablespoon.
- Parchment for baking.
- Vegetables rinse well, get rid of the tail. Cut into identical circles.
- Lay out in a deep dish in layers, alternating each with a small amount of salt. Leave on for 15-20 minutes (this will remove bitterness). At this time, preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Drain the formed liquid from the dish.
- Put the mugs on a baking tray covered with parchment. Oil with a brush to put on each piece.
- Bake for 20 minutes until crisp and soft in the middle of the circle. Time may vary slightly, each time you have to check.
Eggplant with tomatoes and cheese
You can add a special taste to the "blue" with the help of familiar products.
- Eggplant - 2 pieces.
- Tomato - 4 pieces.
- Grated cheese - 100 g
- Garlic - 3 cloves.
- Spices: salt, pepper.
- Wash vegetables well and cut into circles with a thickness of no more than 1 cm. Salt in a separate container, leave for 30 minutes and then put on a napkin to dry.
- Peel the garlic, press out with a press or chop with a knife.
- Place the circles in a heat-resistant form, put garlic, tomato on each one and sprinkle with cheese.
- Bake in the oven, preheated to 180 degrees for 30 minutes.
Whole eggplants stuffed with vegetables
- Eggplant - 3 pieces.
- Bulgarian pepper - 1 piece.
- Carrots - 1 pc.
- Onions - 2 heads.
- Garlic - 2 cloves.
- Grated cheese - 150 g.
- Mayonnaise - 100 g
- Spices: ground pepper and salt.
- Each vegetable is well washed, remove the tail, cut along. Salt and leave for half an hour. With the help of a spoon will get rid of seeds and pulp, trying not to damage the edges.
- Cooking stuffing. Grate carrots, cut all the remaining vegetables and eggplant cores into small cubes, squeeze garlic with a press.
- In vegetable oil, fry first the onions until golden, then add everything else. Cook for 5 minutes, the latest to put garlic, pepper, salt and mix.
- Stuffing Put the halves on a baking sheet covered with parchment. On each put a fried vegetable mixture, add mayonnaise on top and sprinkle with cheese.
- Baking Send in the oven (temperature 180 degrees) for half an hour.
Delicious eggplants with minced meat
The recipe is suitable for both a holiday, and for an everyday family dinner.
- Eggplant - 1 kg.
- Minced meat (pork + beef) - 0.5 kg.
- Salt, pepper - 1 tsp.
- Bow - 1 head.
- Sour cream (mayonnaise) - 100 g
- Grated cheese - 150 g
- Eggplant cut into 2-3 pieces along (depending on size) and half across. Salt and set aside for half an hour, so that bitterness is gone.
- Chop onion finely, mix with minced meat, add pepper and salt, mix thoroughly.
- Put eggplant slices on a baking sheet, stuffing them.
- In a separate container to make a mixture of cheese and mayonnaise, apply on the top layer.
- Bake for 40 minutes at 180 degrees.
How to bake eggplant for caviar
Taste vaguely like mushrooms. For the preparation of pre-baked eggplant in the oven.
- Wash vegetables and, without cutting, put in a heat-resistant form.
- Send in preheated to 200-230 degrees oven.
- Cook until soft, it will take half an hour.
- After baking, transfer to a container with a lid (duck, pan) and hover until cool.
- Peel and chop.
- Bake the best young eggplants. There is less solanine in them - causes of bitterness.
- The age of the vegetable is easily determined by the tail. If it is dark and dry, then you have an old copy, which is better not to buy.
- Faster and more evenly get cooked, if in advance to make punctures on each "blue".
In the East, eggplant is called "longevity vegetable". The vitamins contained in it help the body to maintain health, and keep the body in shape. Only for this should be properly cooked without using a lot of oil.