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Spaghetti With Tomato Sauce and Pan-Fried Eggplant

Serious Eats Nick Kindelsperger 3 comments

At its base, this is just a simple spaghetti and tomato sauce recipe—a satisfying classic for sure, but not exactly the most exciting dinner of the week. But if you add a handful of crispy slices of pan-fried eggplants on top, along with a shower of parmesan cheese, and you have a meal with a variety of textures and some real heft. More

Sicilian-Style Pasta with Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Ricotta Salata (Pasta Alla Norma)

J. Kenji López-Alt 3 comments

The first time I had Pasta Alla Norma—the Sicilian dish of pasta tossed with tomato sauce, sautéed eggplant, and ricotta salata—it was at a red sauce Italian joint in New York. I must admit I came away questioning whether the Sicilians really knew as much about fine food and good living as the movies give them credit for. It wasn't until a couple months ago that I really got it, and it took a trip all the way to the source to figure it out. Since then, I've been trying to figure out how to recreate it at home, using readily-available ingredients. More

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