Pasta alla Norma - Pasta with Eggplants ___

Pasta alla Norma - Pasta with Eggplants


For the Pasta:

  • 1 pound Rigatoni
  • 2 cups crushed peeled tomatoes
  • 1 Large eggplant
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • 2 Leaves basil
  • 4 tablespoons Ricotta salata (Salted seasoned ricotta)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Frying oil
  • salt & pepper


Cut the eggplant into round slices 1/2 thick. Do not remove the peel.

Deep fry the eggplants slices in oil. Once finished remove excess oil with paper towel.

In a saucepan add EV olive oil and chopped garlic.

Once the garlic turns blonde add the crushed tomatoes and the basil. Salt and pepper to taste.

Cook for 15 minutes.

Cut the fried eggplants into strips about 1 inch wide and add to the sauce.

Cook for an additional 10 mins.Cook the rigatoni and put in a large bowl. Add the sauce and mix well.

Serve and garnish with Ricotta Salata.