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Lamb & Aubergine Patties   HT  MC 40mins

Serves 4     Hot Lamb Meat Vegetables Herbs Main Course

1 Medium Aubergine (Eggplant)
Salt and Pepper
1 Egg
25g/1oz Fresh Breadcrumbs
1 tbsp Freshly chopped Oregano
1 Garlic Clove, minced
2 tbsp freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
450g/1lb Minced Lamb
3 tbsp Olive Oil
2 Tomatoes, halved widthways
75g/3oz Grated Cheese such as Cheddar or Monterey Jack


1. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas Mark 6. Cut the unpeeled aubergine crosswise into 4 thick slices, place in a colander and sprinkle liberally with salt. Allow to stand in the sink or on a plate for 15 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, crack the egg into a large mixing bowl and beat well.

3. Add the breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, oregano, garlic and Parmesan cheese mix well then add the lamb and mix together with your hands until well blended.

4. Shape the lamb mixture into 4 patties about the same size and shape as aubergine slices. Set aside.

5. Rinse the aubergine slices under cold running water then dry well on kitchen paper.

6. Heat the oil in a large frying pan until very hot, add the aubergine slices and brown well on both sides.

7. Transfer the browned aubergine slices to a shallow roasting, place a raw lamb patty on each then top each with a tomato half.

8. Sprinkle the grated cheddar cheese evenly over the top and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the lamb is cooked and the cheese is golden and bubbling.


Serving Suggestions :


Garlic Potatoes with Rosemary,   Runner beans


Maple Citrus Grapes


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Key techniques required to make this recipe

Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.


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Wooden or Plastic Spoon


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