This meatless dinner/meal is causing quite a stir among families this summer. Learn how to make this easy, but healthy Eggplant Casserole in just a few short steps.
WHAT YOU NEED:
1 large eggplant
3 slices uncooked bacon (chopped)
¼ cup chopped green peppers
2 tbsp. butter
1 ½ cup milk (scalded)
Chopped pimiento can be added for color
½ cup chopped onion
3 tbspn. Flour
2 tbsp. sharp cheese
*Peel and dice eggplant; cover with cold water.
*Parboil for 10 minutes and drain
*Fry bacon crisp, remove from fat, sauté onions and peppers in dripping until soft.
*Melt butter, blend in flour, add milk slowly and cook, until thick.
*Add cheese (a little drippings may be added for flavor).
*Place half egg-plant in greased 8” baking dish, alternating layers of bacon, onions and peppers with remaining eggplant.
*Cover with cheese sauce and sprinkle with breadcrumbs
*Bake at 350F for 30 minutes
*Optional: for an extra spicy note, dash a few drops of Aunt Sadie’s Pepper Sauces .