Braised Eggplant With Potatoes in Tomato Sauce

Braised eggplant and potatoes topped with parsley

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Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 65 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
706 Calories
45g Fat
72g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 706
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45g 57%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 974mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Dietary Fiber 13g 45%
Protein 10g
Calcium 130mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

In this dish, the eggplant is dredged in flour and browned before adding to the pot, giving the dish a lovely mix of textures and tastes. These are the classic Greek tastes: eggplant, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, herbs, and olive oil.


  • 1 pound of eggplant (cut into egg-sized chunks, skin on)
  • 2 pounds of potatoes (peeled, cut into chunks)
  • 3 medium chopped onions
  • 1 bunch of fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2 pounds of fresh tomatoes, pulped (or 2 3/4 cups of pulped stewed tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cups of water, + 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt (for sauce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt (for vegetables)
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons of flour

Steps to Make It

  1. Soak eggplant pieces in water for 30 minutes.

  2. To make the sauce, in a stew pot, combine tomatoes, parsley, onion, 1/2 cup of olive oil, 1 1/4 cups of water, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil, cover, and cook over medium-high heat for 15 minutes. Stir in potatoes and 1/4 cup of water, cover, and cook until the potatoes are done about 20 minutes.

  3. While the sauce is cooking, drain the eggplant and season with 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan over high heat. Dredge the pieces of eggplant in flour and fry until golden brown on all sides. Place fried pieces in a strainer so excess oil will drain off.

  4. Add eggplant to the potatoes and sauce, cover and continue to cook for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and leave the pot on the stove until ready to serve or store.

  5. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.

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