This calzone is a savory, cheesy delight. The eggplant provides a great texture, and the three cheeses are just the right amount of tangy.

The eggplant calzone seinfeld recipe is a dish made with eggplant, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese. It’s usually served in the form of a calzone.

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium (34 pound or 340 gram) eggplant, cut thickly (14 to 12 inch)
  • Salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground
  • One ready-to-use 34-pound pizza dough (see the recipes for rushed and leisurely dough)
  • 1 cup ricotta (8 ounces or 225 grams)
  • 1 cup coarsely grated mozzarella (4 ounces or 115 grams)
  • â…“ a cup of finely grated Parmesan cheese (40 grams)
  • oregano, dried
  • 1 egg for egg wash, beaten with 1 teaspoon water
  • a handful of fresh basil leaves, snipped

Sauce in a flash:

  • 1 cup strained tomatoes (250 g)
  • a quarter teaspoon of table salt
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • flakes of red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar (optional)
  • a few drops of vinegar made from red wine (optional)

Instructions:

Although there are three cheeses in it, they do not overpower the eggplant or the crust. The sauce is served separately.

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Using olive oil, coat a baking sheet. Arrange the eggplant slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Roast for 20 minutes, then turn and roast for 10 minutes more. Allow the eggplant to cool for a few minutes. Keep the oven on.
  • Make a 12-inch circle out of the dough. Ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese should be mixed together, then seasoned with 12 teaspoon table salt, a sprinkle of dried oregano (or more to taste), and freshly ground black pepper. Combine the eggplant and cheese in a mixing bowl, then spoon it into the dough’s middle. Pull the dough’s sides over the center, crimping and pressing a seam along the centre. Using an egg wash brush, coat the exterior of the calzone.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and bake the calzone for 15 to 20 minutes, or until puffed and golden all over.
  • In a small saucepan, boil the tomatoes, salt, garlic, and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes till simmering while the calzone bakes. Cook for 5 minutes on low heat, then taste for spice. Add a pinch of sugar or a few drops of red wine vinegar to taste for added sweetness or punch, and cook for another minute. Fill a small dish with the mixture.
  • When the calzone is done baking, transfer it to a serving plate and cut it into big pieces. Serve with a side of sauce and chopped basil as a garnish.

 

The calzone dough recipe is a traditional Italian dish that is made with a yeast-risen dough, filled with one or more types of cheese and then baked.

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