It's Sunday, my day to make a recipe that takes all day.
Why not make an eggplant dish? My favorite of all foods in the universe.
You know how much I hate breading and frying eggplant. What a miserable, messy chore. So I will compromise, I won't bread it, just slice it and fry it. I'm half way there. .
I tried Mario Batali's recipe for eggplant involtini. Involtini de Melanzane.
Involtini is anything rolled up with a filling.
It is like my eggplant rollatini, but Mario doesn't use breadcrumbs or mozzarella cheese on top. Why not? I don't know.
I put fresh mozzarella and pesto dabs on top before heating up.
It was very good, but would I make it again? I don't think so. My fried & breaded eggplant slices are better than using someone else's recipe for something so simple.
We have been enjoying white wines from Sicily lately. I am normally a red drinker, but these whites are special if you can find them. This house, Donna Fugata is excellent, about $15. a bottle, paired very well with the eggplant dish.