This is an easy and sumptuous recipe of eggplant layered with tomatoes and onions, then smothered with sour cream. It bakes up to yield a delicious sauce.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 large eggplant, peeled and sliced into 1/3 inch rounds
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup water
- 3 large tomatoes, thinly sliced
- 2 onions, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups sour cream
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- paprika to taste
In a medium bowl, combine the lemon juice and water. Place the eggplant slices into the lemon water to soak while you bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Drain and rinse the eggplant slices, then place them into the boiling water. Cook for 8 minutes, or until barely tender. Drain.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 2 quart casserole dish. Layer the eggplant slices, tomatoes and onion in the dish, sprinkling each layer with a little flour as you go. In a medium bowl, stir together the sour cream, garlic, salt and pepper. Spread this over the top of the casserole. Sprinkle generously with paprika.
Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top is nicely browned and there is a bubbly sauce.