Eggplant dip (baba ghannooj, bah-bah gah-noosh)

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 large Eggplant
1 \N Clove garlic
\N \N Salt to taste
4 tablespoons Tahini (sesame seed paste)
¼ cup Water
¼ cup Lemon juice (up to 1/2)

Bake or grill eggplant until well done (grilling is best). Remove the skin and preserve the liquid. Chop fine.

Mash garlic with salt. Add tahini and blend thouroughly. Slowly add water and mix well. Add lemon juice and blend well. Add the eggplant and mash with a potato masher or mdaqqa (a large wooden mallet).

Source: Lebanese Cookbook (translated) Posted to by pld@... (Pat Dennis) on Wed, 26 Jan 1994.

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