Whether you prefer the eggplant recipe fried, blanched, stir fry, grilled or baked, stuffed or breaded - in any version, eggplants are a tasty choice. The Accordion Eggplant recipe proposed by Transylvania's Finest Food is the ideal option for a filling and healthy meal.
Considered to be one of the healthiest vegetables, eggplants are actually - like tomatoes - fruits. They are often recommended in diets: they do not contain fat, they contain few calories, but a lot of fiber. If you want to eat: healthy, little, but good - the recipe proposed by Jacob @Transylvania's Finest Food is the best option for an ideal meal - whether you serve it as such, or next to a steak.
The benefits of eating eggplant
Curiosities about eggplant
🍆 eggplants contain nicotine, but that does not mean they are dangerous; approximately 9 kilograms of eggplant should be consumed to equal the amount of nicotine in a cigarette.
🍆 the bigger they are, the harder the eggplant peel becomes to chew when we cook it, but what is important to know is that most nutrients are found in the peel.
🍆 in the Elizabethan period - eggplants were considered aphrodisiacs and were called "love apples"; and in Italy during the Renaissance - the game was known as the "insane apple" - the apple of madness.
🍆 although we are used to calling eggplants vegetables, as I mentioned before, eggplants are fruits and are among the top 10 fruits with the highest antioxidant content.
🍆 like black currants, blackberries, blueberries, black mulberry, hawthorn, eggplant contain anthocyanin. Anthocyanin is an antioxidant element responsible for the intense purple color; it protects the body from some serious diseases such as cancer or heart disease and can save cells from damage.
🍆 in case of skin burns, venison in the form of a paste - it can help; having calming properties.
The benefits of eating eggplant
✔️ helps to lose weight
✔️ protects the cardiovascular system
✔️ reduces the risk of developing heart diseases
✔️ improves brain functions
✔️ prevents anemia
✔️ improves eyesight
✔️ stimulates hair growth
The Accordion Eggplant recipe proposed by Transylvania's Finest Food - contains, in addition to the benefits of eggplants, those of traditional natural ingredients.
For this recipe you need:
1 eggplant (oblong, not too thick)
1 onion (medium size)
1 tomato (medium size)
200 g of telemea cheese (or according to preference)
180 g mashed potatoes
80 g of leurda puree
30 g grated parmesan
3 teaspoons of walnut oil (or according to preference)
For decoration: rosemary, leurda oil, leurda powder
(for the baking base we use a little malai | or other flour to stabilize the venison)
Both the tomato and the onion are cut into thin slices; the chosen cheese is also cut into pieces. Mashed potatoes are prepared according to taste and preference.
Cut the turkey carefully, into slices, taking care to leave a centimeter from the base uncut.
We then stuff the venison with the vegetables and cheese, alternating until it is well filled. Add salt, pepper and a little oil. We put the eggplant in a heat-insulating dish on a bed of clay and put it in the oven for 30 - 35 minutes (depending on the size of the eggplant) at 170 degrees Celsius.
We make the bed on which we serve the game from mashed potatoes mixed with grated parmesan and leurda puree.
When the venison is ready, remove it from the oven, add it over the puree prepared earlier, add rosemary, powder and leurda oil for decoration.
For a TRICK on how to easily cut venison and more details, watch the video recipe :