Eggplant Appetizer

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  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
Recipe by  Natalia

“This traditional Russian eggplant appetizer is delicious! It's great with crackers or bread. Put leftovers in jars so you can enjoy it the whole winter!”

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Original recipe yields 48 servings



  1. Place the eggplant, bell pepper, tomato, and onion into a large pot. In a small bowl, stir together the sugar, salt, oil, vinegar, and water. Pour over the vegetables. Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes. Serve warm.

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I LOVED THIS STUFF!! I served it with polenta, first time mushy in a bowl, but the bulk of the polenta I had poured onto a cookie tray & refrigerated, so I took slices, fried them, warmed up the eggplant mixture and spooned it over it. Yummy both ways! The buttery warm polenta enhances the flavor of the eggplant mixture! That and a salad makes a great dinner. I just had one eggplant at the time, so I used 1 tomato, 1 pepper (red cuz I don't like green peppers), about 1/2 an onion, about 1/2 the sugar & salt, but I didn't reduce the liquids by much. I will be making this often! I have eggplants in my garden but I've never been a big fan. I am so happy to have found a way to cook them that I love so much!



This is an excellent recipe.I am South American , from Uruguay and we also make it , we call it "escabeche''. You can serve it over baked slices of baguette, as an appetizer. To store it , just put it in a glass jar with a tight lid and it lasts a long time in the fridge. We also do use the same recipe but instead of eggplants you can use chicken .



Krasnoyarsk is a Sister City with my hometown Oneonta, NY, so I had to try this out. Natalia has shared a good one! I found I liked it best shaking a little creole seasoning or a drop of Tabasco as a topping to my cracker and eggplant. I'm sure that is not a Russian tradition, but it sure tastes good! ???????!

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Amount Per Serving (48 total)

  • Calories
  • 43 cal
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs
  • 5.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 148 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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