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This is a typical recipe from Mallorca, it’s vegetarian and it is simply delicious.

Ingredients (for 2 people)

  • 1 eggplant
  • 4 green peppers
  • ½ half kilo ripe tomatoes
  • 1 potato
  • 1 onion
  • A little bit of flour to batter the eggplant

We will start cutting the vegetables. Cut an eggplant in slices and then put it in water with salt for at least 20 minutes, this will remove the bitter taste of the eggplant.

Cut some green peppers in strips, I used 2 but it get little bit short, 4 would be nice for this recipe. Chop an onion; cut a potato into slices; and finally cut half kilo of tomatoes removing the hard part.

Dry the eggplant and and batter with flour. In a pan with hot oil fry the green peppers, remove and salt them. Fry the potato for about 10 minutes until it gets golden, remove and salt it. Fry the eggplant until it gets golden, turn the pieces some time while cooking, remove and salt it. To prepare the tomato sauce you need not too much oil in the pan, put the already cut onion and tomatoes and a bit of salt. Stir it frequently so it does not get stuck to the pan; after 10 minutes tomato it’s soft enough and you can crush it with an spatula, if you prefer not to find lumps of tomate, you can blend it with a mixer.

On a tray you will dispose the ingredients in layers, place one layer of tomato sauce; one layer of green peppers, one layer of tomato sauce, one layer of potato, one layer of tomato sauce, one layer of eggplant and finally last layer of tomato sauce.

Cook it in the oven for about 15 minutes at 350ºF (180º C) and you have the tumbet ready.

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