*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                    BONJAN SALAT (SPICY EGGPLANT SALAD)
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads                           Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3       md           Eggplants
    2 1/2   ts           Coarse (kosher salt)
      1/4   c            Corn oil
    1 1/2   c            Tomato sauce
      1/4   ts           Pepper
    1       t            Hot red chili flakes,
                         - or minced fresh chiles
    2       ts           Ground cinnamon
    1       tb           Crushed dried mint
 
   Slice the eggplants crosswise into 1 1/2 inch thick
   pieces. Sprinkle them with 2 t. coarse salt and let
   stand for 15 minutes. rinse eggplants under cold
   water, which removes the bitter taste, rinse, and dry
   well on a towel. Heat the oil in a skillet and lightly
   brown eggplant slices over moderate heat for 3
   minutes. Remove and put into a serving bowl. Cool. Put
   the tomato sauce, pepper, chile, cinnamon, mint and
   1/2 t. salt, if wanted, in a pan. Simmer over low heat
   for 10 minutes, which is long enough to integrate the
   flavors. Pour this over the eggplant; refrigerate
   until ready to use. The salad can remain in the
   refrigerator for several days. Serve cold or at room
   temperature.
  
 
 
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