One of the 99 ways we prepare eggplant in Turkey...
Not everyone likes aubergine, I know. But if you do, or if you know someone who does -- or if you're willing to try something new...you might like this simple but delicious dish we Turks call Domates Soslu Patlican (Aubergine in Tomato Sauce). I've been making it since I first learned to cook in my late teens -- and after I introduced it in the States to my beloved American mother and sister-in-law, it became their 'favorite vegetable dish', bar none.
Aubergine in Tomato Sauce
(Domates Soslu Patlican)
General Ingredients: (I'll use Turkish measurement terms below [see items with the * notation], but you can find plenty of definitions-help on our Turkish Foods page -- for converting to US or British measurements.)
Whenever we have new foreign guests, Jim always asks that I make this dish for them -- as long as I don't call it eggplant. Seems his mother forced him to eat too many soft-boiled eggs as a child -- and the name association still bothers him.