Sebze Bastisi (Vegetable Stew - Turkish)
1 med eggplant (about 1 lb)
4 tbl Butter or olive oil
2 x Onions, sliced
2 x Green peppers *
2 x Zucchini, sliced 1/4" thick
1 cup String beans, in 1 1/2" pcs
2 x Garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbl Chopped parsley
1/2 tsp Sugar
Freshly ground pepper
1 cup Beef broth
2 tbl Chopped parsley for garnish
* *Note: Green peppers should be seeded and cut into strips.
* Cut eggplant into 1/4" slices, sprinkle with salt and set aside for 30 min.
* Wash off salt, drain and pat dry with paper towels. Heat 2 T. butter in a skillet. Add the eggplant slices and fry until browned on both sides.
* Transfer to a baking dish. Fry the onions and peppers in the remaining butter for 3 min. Add the zucchini and beans and fry for 2 more min, stirring frequently. Place the veggies on top of the eggplant. Add garlic, parsley, sugar, pepper salt, and beef broth. Cover and place in a 350 oven for 1 hour. Garnish with parsley and serve hot.