Pizzafied eggplant

The herbed zucchini rounds were delicious. When dipped in the home made tomato paste, the flavour combination of the herbs, tomato and cheese were reminiscent of pizza. They made we want to try something else as I work my way up to pizza. So on the same day I made these pizzafied eggplant snacks, borrowing the concept from Shiro’s  guest post.

hmm hmm good!
hmm hmm good!

So I chopped up some additional toppings and used the tomato paste as a base just like pizza instead of using it for dipping on the side.  

slice a medium sized eggplant, arrange the slices on plate and sprinkle with salt, let them sit for a 10 min before proceeding
slice a medium sized eggplant, arrange the slices on plate and sprinkle with salt, let them sit for a 10 min before proceeding
in the mean time you can prepare the toppings. i used onions, red pepper, cheese and ham
in the mean time you can prepare the toppings. i used onions, red pepper, cheese and ham

You can used whatever combination of toppings you’d like, just chop the small

arrange the eggplant discs on a baking pan/sheet and smear the tomato paste on each one, then add the toppings
arrange the eggplant discs on a baking pan/sheet and smear the tomato paste on each one, then add the toppings

I split my toppings; they all got a sprinkle of onions, then half  had red bell pepper and cheese, and the other half ham and cheese.

I put a drop of olive oil on each one before topping with the cheese.

top with the rough shavings of parmesan
top with the rough shavings of parmesan

And then bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for 20 min. Allow to cool a bit before serving.

served!
served!

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I think both these and the herbed zucchini rounds make awesome appetisers to serve at home. Or snacks for kids. Can make it fun by chopping up different toppings and letting them choose what they want to their eggplant disc.

About aika

Making, eating and sharing good food are a splendid way to start, brake and end a day! I post good eats on www.pendolamama.co.ke. Life is a feast, eat up!

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