Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
Show: Molto Mario
Episode: Royal Food
Save Recipe Print
Tortino di Melanzane: Eggplant Cake
Total:
1 hr 25 min
Prep:
1 hr
Cook:
25 min
Yield:
8 servings
Total:
1 hr 25 min
Prep:
1 hr
Cook:
25 min
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat the grill or broiler. Mound the flour and salt in the center of a cutting board. Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in the egg and cold water and work the dough just enough so that it comes together. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Brush the eggplant slices with olive oil and grill on both sides until marked and crispy, about 3 minutes per side. Set aside. Meanwhile, in a 12 to 14-inch skillet, heat the olive oil over high heat until just smoking. Add the garlic and onion and saute over high heat until light golden brown. Add the mint, thyme, oregano and salt and pepper to taste and cook 5 minutes more. Stir in the tomato puree, bring to a boil, simmer until very thick and stew like and remove from heat.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Roll the dough out to an even 1/8-inch thickness and fit it into a 10-inch tart pan. Blind bake the pastry shell for 20 minutes, until golden brown, then remove from oven and allow to cool. Layer the eggplant slices and tomato sauce mixture in the tart shell, alternating layers and ending with a layer of eggplant. Cut the slices if necessary to fit the pie shell. Top with abundant grated cheese and bake in the oven 20 minutes, until the cheese is browned and the sauce is bubbling. Let cool 15 minutes, then slice and serve.

Our Best Thanksgiving Videos 15 Videos

Get the recipe

Sticky Pecan Pull-Apart Bread 00:37

This simple dessert is a crowd pleaser that only uses a few ingredients.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Fried and Stuffed Rice Balls (Arancini di Riso)

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Apple Cake "Tatin"

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Carrot Cake

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Stir-Fried Asian Eggplant

Recipe courtesy of Katie Chin

Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Classic Breakfast Coffee Cake

Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli

Beehive Cake

Recipe courtesy of Basque Boulangerie Cafe

Big Chocolate Birthday Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Browse Reviews By Keyword