Cracker Pack 2019

Aubergine Parmigiana

Marcello Tully, chef at Kinloch Lodge, Isle of Skye
Serves: 4
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  • Butter 20g
  • Sunflower oil 15ml
  • Onion 100g finely diced
  • Garlic cloves 2 crushed
  • Tomato purée 14g
  • Tinned tomatoes 385g chopped
  • Vegetable stock cube 1
  • Dried oregano ½ tsp
  • Tomato 190g roughly chopped
  • Water 30ml
  • Sugar 3g
  • Cornflour 9g
  • Fresh basil 10g chopped
  • Salt & pepper to season
  • Aubergine 580g
  • Sunflower oil 50ml
  • Mozzarella cheese 80g grated
  • Parmesan 80g grated


  1. Make tomato sauce. Combine butter and oil in a heavy-based saucepan. Heat until foaming, add onions and sweat for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, tinned tomatoes, fresh tomatoes and tomato puree. Cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Crumble stock cube and add to the pan with oregano, sugar and a pinch of salt and pepper. Bring to the boil.
  4. In a jug, dilute cornflour with water before stirring into hot sauce. Reduce heat and simmer gently for 2-3 minutes. Add most of the freshly chopped basil.
  5. Slice each aubergine into 4 pieces lengthways. Season each slice with salt and pepper.
  6. Heat oil in frying pan and fry the aubergine for 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove and place onto kitchen towel to drain.
  7. Layer half of the aubergine in a small casserole dish, pouring over some tomato sauce and add a sprinkling of parmesan and mozzarella. Repeat with rest of aubergine, sauce and top with cheeses.
  8. Cook in oven preheated to 160°C/gas mark 3 for 25 minutes.
  9. To serve
    Serve immediately with steamed green vegetables or salad. Recipe courtesy of Great British Chefs. Visit their site for more delicious kids recipes -
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