*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                               CHICK PEA STEW
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetarian                       Soups/Stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       lb           Eggplant
    2       lg           Onions Chopped
      1/4   c            Olive Oil
    2                    Garlic Cloves Crushed
    1       cn           (15 Oz) Tomatoes
      1/2   c            Dried Chick Peas OR
    1       cn           (15 Oz) chick peas Drained
                         Black Pepper
 
     1.  Cut Eggplant Into 1/2 Inch Dice, Sprinkle With
   Salt, Place in a Colander, Put a Weight on Top and
   Leave for 30 Minutes.
     2.  Rinse Eggplant and Gently Squeeze Out as Much
   Liquid as You Can.
     3.  Preheat the oven To 400 F.
     4.  Saute the Onion in Half the Oil in a Large
   Saucepan for 10 Minutes. Remove With a Slotted Spoon
   and Saute the Eggplant Pieces in the Remaining Oil
   until Crisp and Lightly Browned.  Drain on Paper
   Towels.
     5.  Put the Eggplant and Onion Into An Ovenproof
   Dish, Then add the Garlic, Tomatoes, Chick Peas and
   Pepper.  Mix Well.  Cover and bake for 40-60 Min.
   Garnish With Fresh Mint Leaves.
  
 
 
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