Cooking “au gratin” means baking an ingredient with a topping of grated cheese to create a golden brown crusty top. It is a French culinary technique that is quick and easy to prepare, and it is delicious! Today, I am making one of my favorite everyday gratin recipes: eggplant gratin, by Jean-François Mallet. This is an extremely easy recipe, and I always get compliments on how delicious it tastes!
This recipe is from the French cookbook Simplissime by Jean-François Mallet, one of my favorite cookbooks. It is now available in English under the name Simple if you are interested in getting it.
Everyday Eggplant Gratin
Eggplant and Cheese Gratin. Very easy to make and delicious!
Wash the eggplant and cut it in vertical slices. Slice the mozzarella.
In a gratin dish (or similar dish), alternate the layers of eggplant, chopped tomatoes, and mozzarella. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with grated parmesan. Add a drizzle of olive oil.
Bake in the oven for 1 hour. Enjoy!
You can eat the eggplant gratin as a full meal. Delicious!
If you would like to add a side dish, it goes well with a salad.