Pasta with eggplant in white

Pasta with ' white eggplants ': that's how we call this family recipe, in the sense that the sauce is made with fried eggplant without tomato. A little’ fresh basil, freshly ground black pepper and grated Parmesan, and you're done. The recipe for pasta with Eggplant seems simple-white, and its realization it really, but the taste is amazing. Is’ one of the most traditional dishes of the area of Sicily of which are native to, the Sicilian. Try it and see if it is not true that simplicity is charged.
If you adore the Aubergine, also check out the pasta alla Norma in the original recipe catanese, my own version of pasta alla Norma, the pasta with Eggplant and swordfish, the Eggplant caponata, the eggplant parmesan, the eggs with Eggplant and tomato, the Eggplant cutletsand, spatula and eggplant rolls.


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  • 2 black or purple Eggplant, not too big
  • 360 grams of pasta (My preferred format for this dish are the butterflies)
  • extra virgin olive oil, just enough to fry
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • fresh basil, to taste
  • grated Parmigiano Reggiano DOP, to taste


Wash the eggplants, remove the ends and cut into thick slices about one centimeter. Place the eggplant slices in a colander, Salt lightly, cover and place a weight on top for at least 30 minutes leaving it all to purge, so as to eliminate the vegetation water.

Wring out the slices of aubergines and fry them in olive oil. Set aside a few slices whole and roughly chop the rest of the fried eggplant.

Combine the eggplant a few basil leaves and a little’ ground black pepper and a little’ of extra virgin olive oil and cook while preparing the dough.

Boil the pasta in salted water. Drain the pasta al dente and season with fried eggplants. Garnish the plate with one or two whole slices of eggplant, a fresh basil leaf, freshly ground black pepper and grated Parmesan Reggiano After. Serve immediately. Bon appétit!

THE PAIRING: With this recipe that has a certain oiliness, We recommend a white Sicilian: White Vulkà, that is part of Doc Sicilia, and is produced by Wineries Nicosia with the vines Carricante and Catarratto: It smells of citrus, Apple and the palate is fresh and harmonious, with a good acidity.


ADVICE: if you have the time, let the eggplant to purge two or three hours, because more water vegetation lose, They will absorb less oil for frying.

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Daniela November 7, 2013 at 17:10

definitely great dish, but a sprinkling of ricotta salata(of sheep) instead of Parmesan cheese, It exalt the taste 🙂 least…for me and’ so’ 🙂

Sicilians creative in the kitchen November 7, 2013 at 17:13

Hello Daniela, and welcome. You're right to sell, I usually put the ricotta salata or even baked ricotta typical Sicilian. But many say they don't lie, so I suggest a cheese spread everywhere. Then if you like me are lucky to have them in the House take advantage and abounds! Hello, ADA

Daniela November 7, 2013 at 17:53

Hello, Ada 🙂 thank you for answering. I love to cook and especially our colourful “kitchen”. Have you ever tried to send a “norm” in the form of a doughnut, I mean’ using a mold washing and wrapping the pasta to “norm”, in long Eggplant slices? I think it's a “Chicca” 🙂
Hi, Daniela.

Sicilians creative in the kitchen November 7, 2013 at 18:08

Hello Daniela! The rule I made it in a thousand ways but never in the mold of doughnut. Certainly I will, I think it's a nice way to present something that is so good… See you soon, say hello to Sicily, ADA

Laura De Vincentis September 29, 2013 at 12:08

Oh my what a delight! A must-try dish 😉

Sicilians creative in the kitchen September 29, 2013 at 15:36

Thank you Laura. A hug, ADA

Mgiò September 15, 2013 at 22:10

Wonderful!!!! So far, I made putting the tomato; tomorrow I am going to buy the aubergines and prepare so! Grazieee

Sicilians creative in the kitchen September 16, 2013 at 00:13

Hello! I'm glad you like it! Try it and let me know!!!!

Michela September 12, 2013 at 15:35

Wonderful this dish! Congratulations!

Sicilians creative in the kitchen September 12, 2013 at 16:22

Thanks Michael!


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