Melanzane al Forno (baked eggplant)

COOKING TIME: 45 Minutes


  • 2 very large round Sicilian-type eggplants
  • 4 tbsp Isola My Brothers Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and cut into 6 slivers each
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 sprigs Italian parsley leaves only

Preparation Instructions

  1. Carefully wash the eggplants and remove the stems. Cut the eggplants horizontally into 1- inch-thick slices.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Oil two 13 x 8 3/4- inch baking dishes with 1 tablespoon of the oil each.
  3. Arrange the eggplant slices in each baking dish in a single layer. Add 2 slivers of garlic into each slice. Season the slices with salt and pepper. Pour the remaining oil over the slices.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove the baking dishes from the oven and transfer the eggplant slices to a serving platter.
  5. Sprinkle them with the parsley leaves and serve immediately.

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