Pasta with Eggplants

You can never have too many pasta recipes for dinner, whether it be fettuccine albedo, spaghetti and meatballs, pasta carbonara, or pasta salad. This "Pasta with Eggplants," recipe is a Sicilian signature dish you'll want to try.

This dish is pasta, eggplants and cheese. This dish was created in 1831 by a chef in Catania, Sicily in honor of the composer Vincenzo Bellini whose premier of his opera La Norma at La Scala in Milan was a complete fiasco. To make Bellini feel better after he returned home to Sicily, the chef created this dish that gave Bellini the will to continue to compose and become of the greatest Italian composers. Some of the ingredients you will find in this pasta with eggplants recipe include rigatoni, crushed peeled tomatoes, eggplant, garlic, basil, ricotta salt and olive oil. To start cut the eggplant into round slices. Do not remove the eggplant peel. Deep fry the eggplant slices in oil. Once finished remove the excess oil with paper towels. In a saucepan add the extra virgin olive oil and chopped garlic. Once the garlic turns blonde add the crushed tomatoes and the fresh basil.

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