Eggplant rolls (involtini di melanzane)

Even this week  at Ca’ Cucina  you can find a lot of fresh vegetables delivered directly from Italy: red and yellow peppers, San Marzano and cherry tomatoes, striated violet eggplants and much more… including juicy fruit.

We decided to prepared a recipe with striated eggplants, as they have a sweeter and less spongy flesh and a thinner skin than the conventional purple ones.

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You can decide not to cook this week and to take advantage of Ca’ Tavola Calda  or Take Away to taste these fresh vegetables ready to be served to your family or ready to be eaten at the restaurant.

Ca’ Cucina’s restaurant and Take away (Rebekkavej 49, 2900 Hellerup)

INGREDIENTS for 4 servings

2 eggplants, thinly lengthway sliced (1.5 cm)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
100 gr ham (prosciutto cotto)
30 gr grated Parmesan cheese
some slices of Parmesan cheese
tomato sauce (the recipe  in cooking basic page)
salt and pepper to taste
some basil leaves

Place the eggplants on a lightly oiled grill pan and drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper. Grill the eggplants until they are soft and the edges begin to go golden. Remove from the pan and let it cool.

Spread 1 slice of ham, some Parmesan slices, the basil in each eggplant slice, roll them up and close with a toothpick. Place the rolls on a lightly oiled baking tray, spread the tomato sauce on the top, drizzle with grated Parmesan. Grill in the oven until they begin to go golden and crispy on top.

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