Caponata alla giudea

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 pounds Eggplants; peeled and cubed
Salt
1 large Onion; chopped
Olive oil
2 Garlic cloves; finely chopped, (up to 3)
1½ pounds Tomatoes; peeled and chopped
3 Celery stalks with leaves; cut into 1/2 inch, (1-cm) slices
4 tablespoons Wine vinegar; (up to 6)
1½ tablespoon Sugar; (up to 3)
Pepper
4 ounces Green olives; pitted and cut in half
2 tablespoons Capers

(Cladia Roden's THE BOOK OF JEWISH FOOD) Cut the eggplants into ¾ inch (2-cm) cubes. Sprinkle with salt and leave to drain in a colander for an hour.

Fry the onion in 4 tablespoon oil until golden. Then add the garlic and when the aroma rises, add the tomatoes, celery, vinegar, and sugar (for the latter two ingredients, start with the lesser quantities and add more at the end to taste), salt and pepper, olives, and capers. Simmer about 15-20 minutes. Serve cold, garnished, if you like with quartered hard-boiled eggs.

Notes from KPS: Claudia Roden's recipe is quite similar to the recipe I developed by trial and error except that I add 2 tablespoons pine nuts to my recipe.

Reposted from rec.food.cooking.jewish newsgroup. >From: Philip & Karen Selwyn <pkselwyn@...>

Posted to JEWISH-FOOD digest Volume 98 #001 by "ELAINE RADIS" <AUNTIE_E@...> on Jan 01, 1998

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