Eggplant Tomato Gratin

I ♥ Cooking Club is putting Jacques Pepin in the spotlight this week. As one of our more popular featured chefs in the series, I was delighted to pull out some of his recipes and select one for linking up.

Used to be when my husband was out of town I would eat eggplant. (That's right, I live on the wild side!)
It wasn't one of his favorites. I grew up with eggplant heavily featured in the form of gratins, eggplant and cheese hoagies, fried eggplant and eggplant in I would crave it now and then. Doug has changed his mind about eggplant and we do, on occasion, have it as a Parmesan dish or in ratatouille.

Anyway, I wanted eggplant again and it just so happened to coincide with one of his out-of-town trips is the Pepin recipe I made.


It doesn't look like the photo in his cookbook at all. It's still recognizable as an eggplant dish, I think, don't you think so? It was good and I had it for my main meal. This wasn't all that recently but when I prepared it and was surfing around at I ♥ Cooking Club I saw Pepin was featured this week.

The recipe is from his book Heart and Soul in the Kitchen, details HERE.

I am very fortunate to have a good library available to me. I can check out the latest books and browse before I decide to buy a book. This one looks good, lots of nice stories in it and of course, lots of wonderful recipes.


Check out I ♥ Cooking Club this week and see what everyone else brought to the party.


JoAnn said...

I love eggplant and my husband hates it, so I almost never cook it. I'll order it when we go out though. Your dish looks delicious!

Vicki said...

I love eggplant and tomatoes, so this sounds right up my alley.

Tina said...

Thank you, JoAnn and Vicki 😀🍴

kitchen flavours said...

That looks good! I could eat a plate of it as the main meal as well! I love eggplants.

Kim said...

Funny how we eat completely different on our own. When my husband leaves for work I almost always go meatless. I could totally do without meat most days!

This gratin looks gorgeous. Love all of Pepin's recipes. That Heart & Soul book is on my list!

flour.ish.en said...

The brown and cheesy toppings make this eggplant dish so appetizing. Fresh seasonal tomatoes make perfect companion to the eggplant.

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It's good to get back to posting about food after a short break. Next year I will be getting a flu shot; this bout knocked me for a loop...