melanzane al forno
3 large aubergines
3 ripe tomatoes
4 cloves of garlic
Salt and pepper
Extra virgin olive oil
Clean the Aubergines with cold water and then slice length wise into slices about the thickness of a finger. Now with a knife make horizontal and vertical incisions into the flesh of the aubergines, salt the slices and place them in a colander with a plate on top as a weight. Leave the aubergines like this for about half an hour by which time you will have got rid of most of the excess liquid. While you are waiting clean the tomatoes, remove any seeds and dice them.
Rinse the aubergines under cold water and dry them with some kitchen towel. Arrange a layer of aubergines in an oven dish, scatter some of the diced tomatoes, some crushed garlic, parsley and a little salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil. Repeat this process with other layers ubtill all of the ingredients are finished. Place in a pre heated oven at 180°C and cook for half an hour.
Serve hot with a little chopped parsley.