Can you freeze aubergine lasagne?
Yes, you can freeze eggplant keto lasagna for 2-3 months. If you are making it ahead, assemble the casserole as written but skip the last baking step. If you have leftovers you want to freeze, it’s fine to freeze those after baking, too. Let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator before baking if you can.
Do you peel aubergine?
You need to peel aubergine length ways to create the ideal texture. This way there will be less of a tough skin to try and cook through, resulting in less cooking time! Once your aubergine is peeled, chop up into 1cm chunks and throw in a roasting tin. Remember to cook beforehand to avoid discolouration.
How do you prepare aubergine for cooking?
Slice the aubergine lengthways into 1cm slices. Arrange the aubergines over a grill pan. Brush lightly with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then grill until golden. Flip them over, brush again with oil, season and grill again until tender and golden.
Why is aubergine bad for you?
Eggplants are part of the nightshade family. Nightshades contain alkaloids, including solanine, which can be toxic. Solanine protects these plants while they are still developing. Eating the leaves or tubers of these plants can lead to symptoms such as burning in the throat, nausea and vomiting, and heart arrhythmias.
Is it necessary to salt aubergines before cooking?
In the past, recipes called for aubergines to be sliced and salted before cooking to reduce their bitterness. As modern varieties are much less bitter, that is no longer necessary, unless you’re planning to fry them – aubergines soak up oil like a sponge and salting helps reduce that.
Why do you put salt on aubergines?
How do you assemble aubergines for lasagna?
To assemble, lay a third of the aubergine slices over the base of a rectangular or square gratin dish, then pour over a third of the sauce. Scatter with a small handful of both cheeses (you’ll want to keep most of the cheese for the top) and half the basil, then top with half the lasagne sheets.
How to cook aubergines in the oven?
Grease a 2.5 litre/4½ pint ovenproof dish with butter and line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Arrange the aubergine slices in a single layer on the prepared trays. Drizzle over the oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 20–25 minutes turning the slices over halfway through the cooking time.
What is the best way to cook a lasagne?
Simmer for 10 mins with the oregano, sugar and vinegar, then season and stir in the basil. Assemble the lasagne in a roughly A4-sized baking dish. Spread a few tbsp of the tomato sauce over the base of the dish, followed by a layer of aubergine. Scatter over some Parmesan and mozzarella, then cover with a layer of lasagne.
What can I do with Courgette and aubergine?
Cook aubergine and courgette in ratatouille, summer veg traybakes, one-pots and tarts. These soft, fleshy vegetables are great at absorbing flavours and adding texture to dishes. Try these courgette and aubergine dishes, then check our our main collections of courgette recipes and aubergine recipes.