Bacon-Topped Eggplant with Black Olives

  • Yield 4-6 servings
  • Prep 20 minutes
  • Cook 45 minutes

Ingredients

2 small or 1 large eggplant
1 cup crumbs from dry caraway seeded rye bread
1/4 cup minced onion
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
2/3 cup chopped ripe olives
4 bacon slices

Instructions

  1. Cook eggplants in boiling salted water until softened but not cooked completely, 8 to 10 minutes. Cut into halves and hollow out centers. Leave shell 1/2-inch thick.
  2. Preheat oven to 375F.
  3. Chop the centers and mix with all other ingredients except  bacon. Fill eggplant shells and put in baking dish. Cover with bacon and bake until bacon is crisp and brown on top, about 45 minutes.

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