1 lb sweet Italian sausage
1 clove lg garlic
1 tablespoon crushed dried basil
salt to taste
16 ozs canned Roma tomatoes crushed
12 ozs tomato paste
3 cups cottage cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan or romano cheese
2 tbsps parsley
3 eggs slightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
6 long oriental eggplants
1 lb provolone cheese sliced
1 cup mozzarella or mixed pizza cheese shredded
Preheat oven to 375°F.
1 - Brown sausage; add tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, & garlic and simmer 30 minutes.
2- Peel and slice eggplants lengthwise. Sprinkle with salt and let juices drip out. Dry with paper towel, and arrange on Pam-sprayed cookie sheet. Spray or brush slices with olive oil, and bake at 400 degrees about 20 minutes, or until soft.
3 - Mix cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley and pepper.
Prepare two complete layers:
Small amount of sauce to cover bottom of dish
Cottage cheese mixture
Sprinkle cheese on top.
BAKE 35 minutes; rest for 15 minutes or longer before cutting to serve.