Sicilian Eggplant Appetizer Caponata

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We have an old fashioned specialty recipe from my Grand Father Carmen may he rest in peace. He always put bologna in his Caponata. Of course the original authentic way for Sicilian eggplant appetizer is without it. If you want to stick to tradition omit it. This is how we love it!

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I could always remember the smell emanating from the kitchen stove as he fried the bologna and started whipping up his Caponata. It is now a tradition in my home as well, simply put because it tastes amazing! I hope you enjoy this recipe as I do and if you do please leave me some comments below.

Sicilian Eggplant Appetizer Caponata

What you'll need:
Eggplant - 1/2 of whole eggplant chopped
1 can Tomato Paste
Celery - 1 Stalk
Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 2 Tbsps.
Capers - 1 Tbsp.
Salt, pepper - Pinch or To taste
Granulated Garlic - 1 Tsp. or To taste
Green Olives - Sliced 1/4 Cup
Onion - Chopped 1/4 Cup
1 Package of your Favorite Bologna - Sliced into small squares

Bread of your Choice, but preferably Fresh Italian Bread

Mix all Ingredients except bologna in a bowl and set aside.

First, Put the olive oil in the pan and put on med to med-hi heat. Let oil get nice and hot before adding your sliced bologna. Cook Bologna until it is lightly browned on most pieces. Drain any leftover liquid from cooking bologna.

Add in your mixture of other ingredients and cook until well blended and eggplant very tender.

Sausage French Bread Pizza Recipe

Welcome to Curt's Delectable Creations. 
Today we have a simple and yummy recipe for you.

Who loves french bread? Me? You? Guests? Absolutely.
No time to make a big meal? Throw this together in no time and impress.

Sausage French Bread Pizza Recipe

1- loaf french bread sliced length wise
olive oil
dried herbs basil, oregano, parsley
granulated garlic
salt, pepper to taste
shredded mozzarella
cooked meats, sausage, meatballs, pepperoni, cooked chopped ham, bacon, capicola, shredded chicken, leftover steak sliced
grated cheese
pizza sauce
for vegetarian: sliced thin eggplant, zucchini, peppers, mushrooms, spinach, escarole, broccoli

Brush the top of the sliced french bread with olive oil. Sprinkle generously with herbs and granulated garlic and lots of grated cheese. Toast under the broiler on low until browned.
Top with sauce, meats and cheese. Drizzle with more olive oil. Bake at 400 degrees until cheese melts and turns slightly brown. 

Please allow to cool for a few minutes before digging in!