Crunch-coated Aubergine and Mozzarella Parcels

Makes: 4
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 6-8 minutes


  • 2 aubergines
  • 5 tbspt Filippo Berio Mild & Light Olive Oil
  • 1 (150g) mozzarella, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 basil leaves
  • 25g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 25g polenta
  • 1 medium egg, beaten


Slice the aubergines lengthways discarding the end slices to make 8 (1cm/ ¼ in) thick slices. Place slices on a grill rack brush each with a little of the oil cook under a hot grill for 3-4minutes turning once until pale golden on both sides.

Heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan. Place a slice of mozzarella cheese tomato and a basil leaf on one end of the aubergine. Fold over the aubergine to enclose the filling and secure each with a cocktail stick.

Mix the breadcrumbs and polenta together on a plate. Dip each aubergine parcel first in the egg and then the breadcrumb mixture to coat. Add to the hot oil and cook for 3-4minutes turning once until golden and crisp. Remove cocktail sticks and serve with salad and crusty bread.


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