The Priest Fainted

1
J. White Harris

By
@JWhiteH

This recipe has it's own legend.

The Legend goes like this:

A priest received as a dowry, 5 large jars of olive oil when he married a beautiful woman. To his delight she was an excellent cook and she made an eggplant dish which was better than peanut butter & jam sandwiches. He asked for this dish again on their second supper and again on the third supper.

When he asked for the eggplant dish 4 nights in a row his new partner replied that it was not possible to make it again as they ran out of olive oil.

When the Priest heard this he fainted!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4 to6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
2 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 3 medium
    eggplants
  • 4 Tbsp
    + 2 tsp. salt
  • 6 medium
    onions, sliced & separated into rings
  • 7 large
    cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 5 medium
    ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 8 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    water
  • 4 Tbsp
    finely chopped parsley

How to Make The Priest Fainted

Step-by-Step

  1. Cut off stems, peel, and slice eggplants lengthwise. Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp salt and let stand 30 minutes. Repeat with onion rings.
  2. Drain the eggplant and pat dry; pat dry the onion rings.
  3. Combine onion, garlic, and tomatoes in a bowl. Sprinkle with 2 tsp of salt.
  4. Pour 2-tsp olive oil in a wide bottomed skillet with a cover. Layer the eggplant and the tomato mixture in the skillet. Add 6 Tbsp olive oil and the water. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, cover and let simmer slowly for 1-1/2 hours. Sprinkle with parsley and serve at room temperature.

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About The Priest Fainted

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #Eggplant




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