Filled Eggplant Pockets

makes 6 pockets

Ingredients:

2 Eggplants
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Honey
1/2 cup Ricotta
1 handfull Basil
2 cloves of Garlic
3 Tbsp. Parmesan
5 Tbsp. Pine nuts

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Cut slices from the Eggplant. For every pocket you will need 2 slices.
Salt the slices and then fry them in a pan with a lot of olive oil, until they are light brown. Take them out and dab the oil off with a paper towel.

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Chop up the rest of the eggplant in little dices and cook them in olive oil.
Add salt, Pepper and 1 Tbsp. of Honey, let it cool down on the side.

Put 4 Tbsp. Pine Nuts, chopped Garlic, basil and 3Tbsp. of Olive Oil into a mortar. And pestle it. Then mix it with the Ricotta and the Parmesan and add the last Tbsp. of whole Pine Nuts.
Mix it with the cooled down eggplant dices.

Take 2 slices and make a cross. Put a spoon full of filling in the middle and fold the ends to the center. You can close them with a toothpick.

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You can serve the dish right away or preheat it in the oven before serving.
Enjoy!

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Ps: Delicious with my Black Rice Salad with Pepper Chutney and Mushrooms (to find by “Salads”)

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