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Breaded eggplant: easy and healthy recipe for oven

11 Sep
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The eggplant is one of these vegetables I choose once and more because, besides I love it, it is ideal accompaniment for uncountable preparations. One of my favorite ways to cook up eggplants is fried and crispy, but I avoid to make it in that form because it absorbs more fats. It is actually a pity that we have to step down the frequency we eat it in this way. For this reason, the last time I prepared eggplant I tried with breaded slices with cheese that I baked into the oven. The result was a crispy, tasty and healthier course.

Present in the human diet for 4000 years, the eggplant has some other common names in English: aubergine in British English, and also brinjalbrinjal eggplantmelongenegarden egg or guinea squash. Today, edible varieties are protagonist in the culinary culture around the world. We can find it in the Greek Mousaka, in the Arabian Baba Ganoush, in the Italian Caponata or Parmigiana, in the Catalan Escalivada and many other.

Although I´m pretty sure you´ll love this way, I´m gonna give you a tip just in case you consider frying eggplant anytime. If you put the eggplant into a bowl with salted water during 24 hours, you will get frying the pieces without extra fats. Why does it happen? Simple: the eggplant  pulp is full of air and it´s cavernous. When it is soaking, the water covers all this free space inside the pulp and later, when you fry it, the oil won´t be able to being absorbed. So, if you want frying eggplant, no matter if it´s breaded or not, put the slices into water with salt. Now, lets try our today´s recipe.

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Ingredients:

1 large eggplant

1/2 cup of breadcrumb

1/2 cup grated cheese

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp dried thyme

1 beaten egg

pepper

salt

How to prepare Breaded eggplants: recipe for oven (2 persons)

  1. Mix the breadcrumb and cheese, the thyme and oregano into a dish. Beat the egg into another dish with a pinch of salt.
  2. Wash the eggplant and cut it into transversals slices. Season them with salt and pepper.
  3. Pass every slice by beaten egg pricking it with a folk and later pass it by the breadcrumb and cheese mix. Put them into an oven bake previously covered with baking paper. You can put them directly into the oven bake lightly painted with oil.
  4. Bake between 170 and 180 Celsius degrees during 12 to 15 minutes, depending on every oven. When they golden, prick  in order to check they are cooked.
  5. Take away from the oven and serve immediately with tomato sauce and mayonnaise, or enjoy them without those complements.

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As my followers will have noticed the most of my recipes are thought for 2 persons, but the most of them, as well, are easily comprehensible. The ingredient´s adaptation is quite simple; just double the necessary amounts. Just one more tip for our today´s recipe: If you decide to prepare 2 eggplant for 4 persons, bake them in two different moments. You´ll see, a very easy, simple, economic and healthy recipe. Enjoy them!

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Cold beet soup: light recipe

23 Jul

The hottest summer´s month bring with them, besides the necessity of having fresh and lighter lunches and dinners, wishes of less permanency inside our kitchens. Because of this today I want to share a recipe that will let you spend just a few minutes of preparation and a lot of free time to enjoy it. It´s a recipe that I invented after reading a proposal from Azafrán y Pimentón, blog that I follow, where you´ll find delicious starters or main courses.

This cold soup takes less bread and oil for those who are following any diet, either weight loss or weight control, the beet is an excellent ally if you are under any of these plans. Besides satiates and contains lot of fiber that avoid constipation and favor intestinal transit, beets avoid liquid retentions as well. It´s figured out that people who frequently eat beet have less probabilities of developing some malign tumors, especially if beets are consumed raw. Also they have antioxidants proprieties that become bees natural producers of cells and red bloods, thanks to their high levels of iron and folic acid.

If we introduce beets into our diets, our health in general will improve, and ours skin, hair and nails will take more vitality and shine. This is because of the methionine, an amino-acid present in this food that favors the secretion of hormones like the dopamine, who has the function that we live in a better mood, and if we are in strict plans that we can take them to a happily ending.

To counteract possible damages to people who are week kidneys, I opted for a cook beets. I mix them with a beaten fresh cheese, enriched with calcium, that neutralize the oxalates, agents so prejudicial to kidney diseases or gout. It is advisable the moderate consume of beet to these pacients, but they can take it if is accompanied of products rich in calcium.

One last point: Hypertensive people also should have special care eating frequently beet. This edible root is very rich in sodium, if it´s true has high levels of potassium that use to neutralize the extra amounts of sodium. As I always say, taking one food or another won´t  hurt us, on the contrary, a varied and balanced diet will provide us with more nutrients to supply all the requirements of our organism, and we´ll be able to live more healthy.

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Ingredients to prepare Cold beet soup (4 persons)

450 gr cook beets

1/2 cup (100 ml) tomato juice

120 gr beaten fresh cheese 

2 slices whole-meal bread

1 clove garlic (to taste)

2 tbsp olive oil

salt

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How to prepare Cold beet soup

  1.  Soak the bread with tomato juice y and oil.
  2. Cut the cook beets into cubes and add them to the wheat bread.
  3. Add the garlic and a pinch of salt. Ground in a blender  until the ingredients have integrated. Check the salt to taste.
  4. Incorporate the half of the fresh cheese, blend again. Save it on the fridge. Is has to be very cold when you serve it.

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Serve in bowls and add the other half of the fresh cheese. I have to clarify that the result is rather thick, even if the name soup could seem the opposite. If you like  could soups or creams, you will love this. It is very easy to make as you will have seen.  It´s an excellent option to the hot summer nights. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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