Eggplant Gratin


  • 2 medium to large eggplants, sliced 1/2″ thick
  • salt & pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1 quart simple tomato sauce
  • 3 T minced chives
  • 3 T minced parsley
  • 1 T thyme leaves
  • 12 oz heavy cream
  • 4 oz parmesan cheese, grated

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Making a tomato sauce is as simple as slicing the tomatoes and roasting them in the oven.

Slice your eggplant 1/2″ thick, brush each side with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fry slices in a pan until lightly browned on each side. Prepare your heavy cream, bringing it to a light simmer and it reduces by half. Add your chopped herbs to the cream and sprinkle in half of the Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper and remove from stove to set aside.

Oil the bottom of an oven safe casserole dish and start with a layer of eggplant, sauce, and sprinkle with the cheese.

Continue to layer in this same method, finishing with a coat of sauce.

Gently pour your heavy cream sauce over the eggplant, add a generous sprinkle of additional Parmesan and bake in the oven uncovered until brown and bubbly for about 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool and set up.