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Maccheroni alla Norma (Macaroni with Tomato Sauce and Aubergine)

Maccheroni alla Norma (Macaroni with Tomato Sauce and Aubergine)

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 400 grams macaroni
  • 10 ripe tomatoes, peeled and seeded and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 aubergine (eggplant), chopped
  • 100 grams ricotta cheese, grated and baked
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • basil, chopped
  • olive oil

 

Directions:

  • Slice the aubergine, and sprinkle generously with salt. Leave at least 30 minutes to remove the bitterness.
  • Prepare the tomato sauce as follows: cook the tomatoes with salt on a low heat for about 10 minutes. Then add the garlic, pepper, sugar and olive oil. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is quite thick.
  • Rinse the aubergine slices, and dry on a paper towel.
  • Fry until golden brown. Place on paper towels to remove excess grease, and then chop coarsely.
  • Boil the macaroni in salted water, strain, and add most of the tomato sauce. Pour into a serving dish, cover with the rest of the sauce, and add the aubergine.
  • Sprinkle with the ricotta cheese and basil.
  • Serve immediately. Buon Appetito!