Eggplant Sandwiches


This sandwich holds very special memories for me.   It was a sandwich that I received in my school lunch, weekly.  While other kids at school where getting peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in their lunch, I got eggplant!  And, as much as I longed for a “normal” sandwich back then, today, I would choose eggplant over peanut butter and jelly any day!


1 large eggplant sliced crosswise ½ inch thick

Extra virgin olive oil, to roast eggplant and brush bread

5 plum tomatoes, sliced

¾ pound feta cheese, sliced

18 basil leaves

6 rolls

Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Place cut eggplant on a parchment lined baking sheet, drizzle olive oil over each slice and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.

Slice rolls and place on a baking sheet, brush each cut roll with a generous amount of olive oil and broil until toasted.  Place 3 to 4 slices of cooked eggplant on to the bottom half of each roll.  Top each eggplant with a slice of feta, at this point place back in the oven for just a moment to melt the feta slightly.

Add the tomato that has been seasoned with salt and pepper, and top with 3 leaves of basil.  Close the sandwich and enjoy!




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