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Mushroom Eggplant and Soppressata Sandwich

September  8, 2014
1 Ratings
  • Serves 2
What You'll Need
  • 1 eggplant
  • 2 cups baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 bunch chives, chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons ricotta cheese
  • 1 handful baby spinach
  • 8 slices soppressata
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Baguette (you'll need two 8in long pieces)
  1. Slice the eggplant in ½ in slices and season with lot of salt. Let rest for an hour to remove that extra bitterness. Pat off the excess water with paper towel and chop the slices into small cubes.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over the medium heat. Sauté the mushrooms until the liquid evaporate. Season with salt.
  3. Add eggplant. Sauté for another 5 minutes.
  4. Set aside, let it cool.
  5. When mushroom/eggplant mixture is cool add chives and ricotta and combine well.
  6. Cut the bread lengthwise in half.
  7. Remove the pit from the bottom part and fill it with mushroom/eggplant mixture.
  8. Put 8-10 baby spinach leaves on the mixture.
  9. Top it with a slice of Swiss cheese and 4 slices of soppressata.
  10. Cover with the top part of the baguette.
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1 Review

NXL August 11, 2021
The idea of this is great! I found the baguette to be very tough to bite through given the thickness of the sandwich. Also, the eggplant was still crunchy after five minutes, AND since I wanted creamy, soft eggplant, I put the lid on and cooked for five additional minutes. I added some hot pepper flakes.