Tutti gli italiani che leggeranno questo post diranno, la parmigiana?? E che ci pubblichi a fare la ricetta, esiste qualcuno che non la sa fare? In effetti in Italia questo è un piatto conosciutissimo, sarebbe come voler scrivere la ricetta degli spaghetti col pomodoro. Ed è per questo che ho deciso di scriverla in inglese per condividere questo piatto con i miei amici stranieri. Chiaramente questa è la parmigiana come la facciamo a Napoli, so che alcune regioni apportano delle piccole variazioni, sono sicuramente tutte buonissime, io vi propongo la mia:
This is a typical italian dish, that’s why I’m writing the recipe in english in order to share it with all of my friend who are going to taste it for their first time. This is a main course although in my city (Naples) it’s commonly used as side dish on sunday (fat, huge) lunch. There are many version of it this is the way we cook it in south of Italy.
1 kg and a half aubergines
240 gr mozzarella cheese
150 gr parmesan
2 liter tomato puree
basil leaveas (optional)
1 garlic clove
The aubergines we are going to use are the long ones. Cut them in slices, after removing the core. Here’s a grunny tip: before frying let them for a while in the fridge. In the meantime we can start by preparing the sauce. We are going to make a simple tomato sauce by frying a garlic clove in little amount of olive oil. Remove the clove paying attention not to make it burns, add tomatoes puree, salt and just a bit of water. Let it cooks low heat and let’s we fry our aubergines. Grunny tip aims to avoid aubergines absorbe too much oil. Put the seed oil in a frying pan and wait until it will be really hot. You can test the heat by putting a tiny piece of aubergine in the pan. Fry the slices gradually and put them when they are brown coloured on large kitchen papers leaves. When the sauce is ready and you’ve finished with aubergine it is arrived the time to assemble our Parmigiana. Put a first layer of aubergines in a rettangular pan, add diced mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce a sprinkle of parmesan and start again like you were preparing lasagna. Add sauce, parmesan and basil on the top and cook it in the oven for 30 minutes at 180°.