Caponata (2) Collection

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Mariapaola, Feb 4, 2004.

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    Caponata Eggplant Caponata

    Two caponata recipes from Italy! ;o) Mariapaola

    Caponata

    4 eggplants 100 gr celery 200 gr potatoes 1 pepper 25 g raisins 1 onion 2 tomatoes 100 gr olives
    basil capers pine kernels 100 gr vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar oil salt pepper

    Place capers in water till they loose most of the salt. Dice eggplants; cover with salt and let them
    stay for a couple of hours. Wring out, dry and fry eggplant cubes. Remove eggplants from oil and fry
    celery; then remove celery and add one onion and pepper cut in cubes. Add tomatoes cut in little
    pieces. Add potatoes cut in cubes and let all cook for ten minutes. Add sugar, vinegar, capers, pine
    kernels, raisins, olives and cook them for a couple of minutes. Add salt, pepper, eggplants and
    celery you fried before and let all cook slowly for 15 minutes. Finally, add basil. Serve cool,
    better the day after!

    Eggplant Caponata

    8 eggplants; 400 gr tomatoes; 100 gr celery; 250 gr olives; 50 gr salted capers; 2 onions; basil; 40
    gr sugar; 100 ml vinegar; salt; olive oil.

    Place capers in water till they loose most of the salt. Dice eggplants and let them stay one hour in
    cool salted water. After this time dry the cubes and fry them. Make tomato sauce with 400 grams
    tomatoes, 2 onions and basil. Cut the celery in little pieces and let them boil in salted water.
    Stone off olives and let them stay in hot water for ten minutes. Brown olives, capers, and celery
    with little oil in a frying pan. Add tomato sauce and vinegar and sugar. Add eggplants and let all
    stay cooking for a couple of minutes.

    Serve caponata cool.

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