Sebze Bastisi (Vegetable Stew - Turkish) Recipe
1 med. eggplant (about 1 lb)
4 tbsp butter or olive oil
2 onions, sliced
2 green peppers *
2 zucchini, sliced 1/4 thick
1 cup string beans, in 1 1/2 pcs
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1/2 tsp sugar
1 freshly ground pepper
1 cup beef broth
2 tbsp chopped parsley for garnish
*Note: Green peppers should be seeded and cut into strips.
Cut eggplant into 1/4" slices, sprinkle with salt and set aside for
30 min. Wash off salt, drain and pat dry with paper towels. Heat 2 T.
butter in a skillet. Add the eggplant slices and fry until browned on
both sides. Transfer to a baking dish. Fry the onions and peppers in
the remaining butter for 3 min. Add the zucchini and beans and fry
for 2 more min, stirring frequently. Place the veggies on top of the
eggplant. Add garlic, parsley, sugar, pepper salt, and beef broth.
Cover and place in a 350 oven for 1 hour. Garnish with parsley and
FROM: DEBORAH AKYUREK (DNJS60B)
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