Stuffed roasted aubergine rolls (Greece)

  • 1 aubergine cut into 0.5cm thick rounds
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, cut into 1cm cubes
  • Salt
  • 95g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 50g bread crumbs
  • 50g grated kasseri (sheep's milk cheese)
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped oregano leaves
  • Pinch crushed chilli flakes
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 4fl oz Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint leaves, shredded
1) Preheat the oven to 190C/Gas 5.

2) Arrange the aubergine slices in 1 layer onto a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and roast until they are soft and pliable, about 15 to 20 minutes, turning half way through the cooking time. Reserve the 4 largest rounds and finely chop the remaining aubergine.

3) Heat a large skillet over a medium-high heat. When hot, add the onions and season with salt; cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Put the cooked onion and chopped aubergine in a large bowl. Add the feta, bread crumbs, kasseri, lemon zest, oregano, chilli flakes and garlic. Add 2 to 3 tbsp olive oil and combine well. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if needed.

4) Divide the filling among the 4 reserved aubergine rounds. Roll the aubergine around the filling and arrange on a serving platter with the seam side down.

5) Combine the yogurt and mint together in a small bowl. Garnish each aubergine roll with a dollop of mint yogurt and serve at room temperature.

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