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Aubergines in Olive Oil     Veg    CD    ACC


Vegetarian   Vegetable Cold  Accompaniment   Pickles   Preserve  Preserves Preserving  Gluten Wheat free  Eggless

4 Large Aubergines (Eggplant)
60ml/2 fl.oz. Red Wine Vinegar
1 Fresh Red Chilli, chopped (optional)
4 Garlic Cloves, chopped
2 Sprigs Fresh Oregano, chopped
600ml/20fl.oz. olive oil (approx)


1. Peel the aubergines and cut them width ways into slices about 5mm/ inch thick. Place them on a large plate in a single layer and sprinkle liberally with salt. Leave for several hours in a cool place.


2. Prepare the jars (see notes below).


3. Rinse each slice thoroughly and dry thoroughly on kitchen paper removing as much moisture as you can.

4. Arrange the aubergine slices in the warm jars (see notes below) sprinkling each layer with a little red wine vinegar, chopped chili , garlic and oregano. Press each layer down when you have finished to get rid of any air.


5. Cover with olive oil, seal and label (see notes below).


Notes:    see also General preparations


Jars - Use jars which are free from cracks, chips or flaws the best sizes to use are 450g/1lb although 1kg/2lb jars can be successfully used for pickling vegetables.  Prepare the jars by washing well in warm soapy water and rinsing thoroughly. Dry the jars in a cool oven (140C, 275F, Gas Mark 1).  Fill whilst still warm.


Filling the jars  Fill with the vegetables to within 2.5cm/1 inch of the top. Pour over the preserving liquid to within 1cm/ inch of the top, making sure the vegetables are completely covered with the liquid. Immediately over with a waxed disc (wax side down) with a cellophane disc over the top then cover with a screw top lid.


Storage Store in a cool dark place for 1 month before consuming.











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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Boil - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time.


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.


Tips, Options and Substitutions

 See above

Main equipment required to make this recipe


Chopping Knife

Chopping Board


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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