Stuffed with Salami and Cheese
con Salame e Formaggio”)
(“Milinciani a Bracioli”)
eggplant stuffed with salami and cheese is another popular recipe sought after for the unique rich taste and
for the easiness to prepare it.
It can be prepared in advance and baked at the last minute. The
combination of salami and fresh caciocavallo when it blends with the mint and the tomato gives off an aroma and
a taste to make the eggplant bracioli one of the most mouth-watering morsels you ever sampled.
eggplants- Peel and sliced ½ inch thick, lengthways
- ½ cup of
- 2 cloves of
- 12 oz. can
of peeled tomatoes, crushed
- 20 mint
leaves torn in pieces
- 3 hard
boiled eggs, chopped
- ¼ lb. diced
tablespoons of your preferred grated cheese
- ¼ lb. diced
fresh caciocavallo or provoletta
tablespoons of toasted breadcrumbs
- Salt and
Place eggplants in a colander, salt lightly and set aside for 20 minutes.
Rinse the sliced eggplant, and drain for a few minutes. Gently pat dry with a clean dish towel or paper towels,
brush both sides with oil and place the slices in a dish. Grill eggplant slices until tender, about 3 minutes on
If a grill is not available use your oven at 400 degrees cooking about 5 minutes on each side or until tender.
Place cooked eggplant in trays.
In a small saucepan, over a medium flame heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sauté the garlic. When it is golden
brown remove it and discard. Add the crushed tomato and add cook for 7 minutes. If sauce becomes to dry add some
water. Taste for salt and pepper, add 10 mint leaves, basil and set on the side. If making the sauce using vine
ripe tomatoes: blanch 6 medium size tomatoes in boiling water, when they are cool remove skin and seeds.
In a bowl, combine and blend well the hard boiled eggs, diced salami, the cheeses, breadcrumbs and the remaining
As soon as the sliced eggplants are cool, divide the stuffing equally placing it on the narrow side of each slice.
Fold and roll up each slice, starting at the narrow side; arrange rolled eggplant in a oiled pan 11”X
Cover evenly with tomato sauce and bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.
Garnish with remaining mint leaves.