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The best eggplant lasagne you'll ever taste

Get your free eggplant seeds with today's paper!
Get your free eggplant seeds with today's paper!

HERE'S a myth - Vegetarian food is boring.   

Here's a fact - The traditional parmigiana is made with eggplant, not chicken, despite what your local pub might tell you.   

And here's a recipe the whole family will love, combining a household favourite with stacks of nutrient-filled vegetables.

And get your free packet of Pink Striped Eggplant seeds with today's paper!  

Eggplant Lasagne

INGREDIENTS  

1 large eggplant  

1/2 kent pumpkin  

3 large zucchinis  

Classic tomato pasta sauce  

Parmesan cheese  

Flour  

Knob of butter   

Grated tasty cheese  

Milk  

Salt and pepper  

Olive oil    

 

METHOD  

Slice eggplant and season with salt and pepper.   

Fry in a little oil until lightly brown.

Do the same with the zucchini.   

Thinly slice pumpkin and lightly roast in the oven until half-cooked.  

Layer the eggplant, pumpkin and zucchini in a baking dish and top with tomato pasta sauce.   

Repeat for as many layers as desired. Top with a layer of the tomato sauce.  

Now for the cheese sauce: In a pot on the stove, melt a knob of butter and as you stir with a wooden spoon the whole time, mix in a dessert spoon of flour. Add a dash of milk.  

Continue to add flour and milk until you have a creamy consistency, stirring the whole time.   

Add a handful of grated cheese and combine. Pour over the lasagne. Dust with parmesan cheese.   

Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes, or until bubbling. Enjoy!

This one freezes well too, so if you have leftovers, cut into portions and put in the freezer for next week's lunches or an easy dinner.    

 

Fun fact: Eggplants are part of the nightshade family and contain nicotine. They contain the highest level of nicotine in any edible plant, but luckily it's only a tiny amount so it is not harmful to the human body. You would need to eat about 20kg of eggplant to get the same nicotine level as one cigarette.  

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